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Elena Lazutkaite

PhD student in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I bring an academic experience in both humanities and life sciences. My passion for animals led me to Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Science at the University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania. Afterwards I gained an MSc in Animal Welfare and Conservation at Writtle College, the University of Essex. Currently, I am doing my PhD under the "Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human-Chicken Interactions" project exploring the representation of chickens.

Expertise Summary

Veterinary science, animal welfare, animal conservation, animal behaviour, discourse analysis, sustainability

Teaching Summary

I have been teaching International Media and Communication students Academic Development module.

Research Summary

My research focuses on the representation of chickens and chicken farming in a range of discourses. I use Critical Discourse Analysis to investigate how chickens are socially constructed in British… read more

Current Research

My research focuses on the representation of chickens and chicken farming in a range of discourses. I use Critical Discourse Analysis to investigate how chickens are socially constructed in British print news media and campaigning literature. I aim interested in how discourse and language impact on the way chickens are perceived and treated by humans.

Past Research

Diners attitudes towards welfare of broiler chickens.

Future Research

Sustainability, conservation, animal welfare, animal ethics.

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