Dr Angie Pepper

Department of Philosophy
Lecturer in Philosophy

Contact details

ERI Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I am a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy. I work on topics in moral and political philosophy.


  • PhD in Philosophy, University of Sheffield
  • MPhil in Philosophy, University of Cambridge
  • BA in Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire


Prior to coming to Birmingham, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre de Recherche en Éthique, at the Université de Montréal (2017-2018), a Postdoctoral Fellow in Animal Studies at Queen’s University, Canada (2015-2016), and a Teaching Fellow in Political Philosophy at the University of York (2013-2015).



  • The Ethics of Killing
  • Just War


  • Topics in Global Justice


Much of my current research is concerned with the place of nonhuman animals in contemporary theorising about global justice. Specifically, I am interested in what including nonhuman animals within a cosmopolitan framework means for our thinking about resource distribution, food security, sustainability, climate change, and war.

I am also working on a series of papers that explore whether key concepts in political and moral philosophy are helpful for thinking about interspecies justice. Examples include political agency, privacy, consent, trust, and harm.


Other activities


  • Forthcoming. ‘Adapting to Climate Change: What We Owe to Other Animals’, Journal of Applied Philosophy
  • Forthcoming. ‘Delimiting Justice: Animal, Vegetable, Ecosystem?’, Les ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum
  • 2018. ‘Women and Global Injustice: Institutionalism, Capabilities, or Care?’ in The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Feminism, edited by Pieranna Garavaso (Bloomsbury).
  • 2017. ‘Political Liberalism, Human Cultures, and Nonhuman Lives’ in Multiculturalism, Race and Animals – Contemporary Moral and Political Debates, edited by Luís Cordeiro-Rodrigues and Les Mitchell (Palgrave Macmillan).
  • 2017. ‘Justice for Animals in a Globalising World’ in Ethical and Political Approaches to Nonhuman Animal Issues, edited by Andrew Woodhall and Gabriel Garmendia da Trindade (Palgrave Macmillan).
  • 2016. ‘Beyond Anthropocentrism: Cosmopolitanism and Nonhuman Animals’, Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric 9 (2): 114-133.
  • 2015. ‘A Feminist Cosmopolitanism: Relational or Non-Relational?’ in The Cosmopolitan Ideal: Challenges and Opportunities, edited by Darren O’Byrne & Sybille De La Rosa (London: Rowman & Littlefield International).
  • 2014. ‘A Feminist Argument Against Statism: Public and Private in Theories of Global Justice’, Journal of Global Ethics 10 (1): 56-70.

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