Mr Pablo Perez Castello

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Personal profile

Pablo is a PhD candidate whose research is situated at the intersection between continental philosophy and animal studies. He investigates the role human language plays in forming anthropocentrism and human dominion over animals. His work also explores the influence language has in framing humans' perception of animals in spaces such as factory farms, and the way language shapes the ethics and politics of animal law and ethology.

Pablo's research also investigates a dimension of language that, he contends, is shared between humans and animals. He argues that non-human animals can pariticipate in political decision-making processes because they have this shared language, and explores the role these philosophical insights can play in building zoodemocratic systems.

Funded by the School of Humanities, Royal Holloway University of London

Other research 

Visiting Researcher at the Cambridge Cente for Animal Rights Law with base at St. Edmund's College.

Research project: Legal Animalhood: The Constitutional Recognition of Wild Animals in Australia (see lecture here)

Funded by the Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law


Castello, P. P. (2022). 'The erasures of Peter Singer’s theory, and the ethical need to consider animals as irreducible others.' Philosophy Today66(1) [forthcoming] (peer-reviewed).

Castello, P. P. (under review). 'Haraway's Vegan Ethico-Politics? An Entangled Ethico-Politics of Co-Animalities, Differences, and Vulnerable Relationalities.' Environmental Humanities 

Castello, P. P. & Avila, F. J. (under review). 'Conservation After Sovereignty: Deconstructing Australian Policies Against Horses with a Plea and Proposal.' Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy

Castello, P. P. (2020). 'How Language Influences Perception of animals and the Law that Follows.' Advocates for Animals


Junior Fellow of the Think Tank on Animals & Biodiversity, Global Research Network

Member of the Centre for Continental Philosophy, Royal Holloway University of London


Teaching Assitant in Ancient Philosophy, BA in Philosophy, Department of Politics, International Relations & Philosophy

MA Lecturer in the Political Philosophy MA module 'European Trajectories'. 

Research interests

Critical Animal Studies; Language; Continental Philosophy; Animal Ethics; Animal Law; Critical Race Theory; Conservation; Ecofeminism; Post-Colonial Studies; Critical Disability Studies

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