My work as an independent scholar bridges the worlds of animal advocacy and animal studies.


In 2005, I co-founded with Ken Shapiro the Animals and Society Institute.


From 2012 to 2017, I volunteered as the Executive Director of Minding Animals International.


I worked with MAI’s Chair, Rod Bennison, to produce MAI’s animal studies conferences in Utrecht (2012), New Delhi (2015), and Mexico City (2018).


I wrote chapters in academic anthologies addressing such issues as the strategy of the animal rights movement, the politics of animal rights, animal biography, and the novelist Brigid Brophy and the campaign against angling.


I wrote Growl: Life Lessons, Hard Truths and Bold Strategies from an Animal Advocate (Lantern Publishing & Media; 2014) with a Foreword by Brian May


I edited The Animals’ Agenda magazine (1993-2002) and two anthologies of articles from the magazine: A Primer on Animal Rights: Leading Experts Write About Animal Cruelty and Exploitation (Lantern Publishing & Media; 2002) and Speaking Out for Animals: True Stories About Real People Who Rescue Animals (Lantern Publishing & Media; 2001)


I built the Kim Stallwood Animal Rights Collection—a unique archive that chronicles the history of the animal rights movement across the world that includes books, newsletters, magazines, journals, ephemera, videos, reel-to-feel footage, and art. There are unique and rare individual pieces as well as collections. The collection reflects the range and extent of my commitment and professional involvement in the contemporary animal rights movement. I use the collection as part of my work as an author, independent scholar and consultant.


I worked with The British Library to establish the Kim Stallwood Archive, which comprises nearly 600 organisation files, 150 people files, 118 subject files, diaries, address books, and two laptops for born digital files.

The following paragraph from my book, Growl, briefly describes how the Kim Stallwood Animal Rights Collection began:

“An example of my [animal rights] practice is that I have, since I became a vegetarian in 1974, collected campaign materials, books, videos, photographs, and artifacts (e.g., buttons, posters, and display materials) about animal rights and related matters. The result after three decades is a large and, to my knowledge, unique archive with more than fifteen hundred books. The archive has come to represent in a tangible way my life in animal rights: not only as a repository of knowledge and insight from which I draw for my work and writing, but as a reminder to me that animal advocacy didn’t start when I informed my mother that I was no longer going to eat meat.” (p.172)