Dr Matthew Cole (he/him)
The Open University


Research Interests
Socialisation of human-nonhuman animal relations; critical analysis of cultural representations of nonhuman animals; critical analysis of cultural representations of vegans/veganism; developing vegan methodologies; veganising sociological theory.


Dr Matthew Cole is a Lecturer in Criminology at The Open University. Matthew’s current teaching focuses on social harms against nonhuman animals. Matthew is a contributor to the criminology modules:

A sample of Matthew’s teaching is the free Open Learn course:

Key Publications

Student supervision

Strongly considers student supervision


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