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Marie Leth-Espensen

Doctoral Student

Research areas

  • Critical Animal Studies and Law
  • Legal geography
  • More-than-human Law
  • Historical sociology and critical theory

Current research

My research interests are situated within the fields of critical animal studies and more-than-human law. Based on qualitative and socio-historical analysis, I explore various aspects of human/animal relationships related to the subject of animal law, meat-eating, and human attitudes towards nature.

My doctoral research focusses on animal protection and conservation policies in light of the current ecological crisis with a particular focus on the impact of large-scale animal production.

I am a member of the Lund University Critical Animal Studies Network (LUCASN). The network aims to act as a platform and an interdisciplinary hub at Lund University for scholars and students interested in Critical Animal Studies. For more information about the network, see




Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

Marie Leth-Espensen, private photo
E-mail: marie [dot] leth-espensen [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se

Doctoral student

Department of Sociology of Law


Marie Leth-Espensen is a sociologist with a degree from the University of Copenhagen. Currently, she is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Sociology of Law, Lund University.

Sociology of Law Department
Lund University
Visiting address: Allhelgona Kyrkogata 18 C, 3rd floor, 223 62 Lund, SWEDEN
Postal address: Box 42, 221 00 Lund, SWEDEN

Faculty of Social Sciences