Hannah Mortimer



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Sociology and Philosophy
Department: Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
Research Centre/Unit: Centre for Rural Policy Research

I am a first year PhD student in Sociology and part of the Wellcome Trust funded interdisciplinary project, 'From Feed the Birds to Do Not Feed the Animals' (https://animalfeeding.org/).

My research will focus on human-animal interactions and animal feeding practices on British meat and dairy farms, particularly aspects of 'care' and how different approaches impact relationships between farmers, their animals and the environment. 

I graduated with BA (Hons) Archaeology and Anthropology With Study Abroad from University of Exeter in 2017. I completed an MSc in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology from Leiden University in 2019. During my BA, I conducted archaeological experiments to discover the permeability of hide coracles, whereas my MSc used ethnography to discover the sense of freedom and belonging amongst refugees and asylum seekers in Amsterdam.