Lauren Corman

Associate Professor, Sociology

Office: STH 404
905-688-5550 ext. 5080

PhD, York University
MES, York University
BA, University of Manitoba  

Lauren Corman is an environmental sociologist who teaches in the areas of environmental thought, contemporary social theory, and critical animal studies. Her research centralizes anti-racist, anti-colonial, queer, and feminist understandings of social relations and the more-than-human world. Broadly, her scholarship investigates the agency, resistance, and subjectivities of oppressed groups. Dr. Corman is interested in coalition-building across social and environmental justice movements and links her work to larger anti-capitalist analyses and struggles. She hosted the radio show, Animal Voices (, for about a decade. She recently published, “Trauma as a Möbius Strip: PTSD, Animal Research, and the Oak Ridge Prisoner Experiments,” in Kelly Struthers Montford and Chloë Taylor’s collection, Building Abolition: Decarceration and Social Justice (Routledge, 2021). Dr. Corman is currently working on a text about the cultural and colonial histories of particularly vilified animals.