Michael Glover

Michael’s PhD thesis, 'Cattle and colonialism: an animal-centred history of southern Africa 1652 to 1980s', was completed via cotutelle through Leiden University and the University of the Free State (South Africa) in 2021. Michael Glover is a postdoctoral fellow at the International Studies Group at the University of the Free State in South Africa, and lifetime Associate Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. Michael researches in the broad field of animal history. His current primary research interests are cattle history, southern African history, colonial history, mind and eudaimonia-based conceptions of agency, the etymology of cattle, and experiential and emotional histories. He has an Honours in Philosophy (Rhodes), a PGDip in Education Technology (UCT), and an MA in Economic History (UCT). He has published internationally in open education, animal history, economic history, and philosophy.