Dr Josh Milburn

BA (Hons) Philosophy, Lancaster University
MA Philosophy, Lancaster University
PhD Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast

  • Lecturer in Political Philosophy
  • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow
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  • Josh Milburn is a Lecturer in Political Philosophy and a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow. Before coming to Loughborough in 2022, he worked at the University of Sheffield as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-22); the University of York as an Associate Lecturer in Political Philosophy (2017-19); and Queen’s University (Canada) as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Animal Studies (2016-17). He read for a BA and MA in philosophy at Lancaster University (2009-13) and PhD in philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast (2013-16). He is the author of two forthcoming books about animals in ethics and politics, and the host of the animal studies podcast Knowing Animals.

    Josh Milburn is an analytic moral and political philosopher. His primary research interest is in animal ethics, but he has broad interests in contemporary political philosophy and applied ethics generally. His work asks what taking animals seriously means for established questions in moral, legal, and political philosophy.

    Josh has forthcoming books with McGill-Queen’s University Press and Oxford University Press. The former is entitled Just Fodder: The Ethics of Feeding Animals. The latter, the subject of his postdoctoral fellowship, is called Food, Justice, and Animals: Feeding the World Respectfully. In addition, he has published on a diverse array of topics including property, hate speech, liberal and libertarian political thought, and warfare.

    For a full list of publications, including links to open-access versions, please see https://josh-milburn.com/publications/.