Dr Lesley McLean
Lecturer - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Phone: +61 2 6773 2706
BA (Hons) Studies in Religion, PhD (UNE) Philosophy
Lesley’s primary teaching area is Studies in Religion, with occasional teaching in Philosophy. From 2016 she will coordinate the following units:
RELS180 Exploring the Sacred
RELS184 Magic and the Supernatural in History and Culture
RELS300/500 New Religions, Cults and Popular Spiritualities
RELS384/584 Religions of the Ancient Near East
RELS385/585 Women, Gender and the World’s Religions
Lesley’s research interests reflect her interdisciplinarity. To date her primary focus has been on Animal Ethics in Philosophy. More recently her focus has returned to studies in religion, with a particular interest in cults and new religious movements.
‘Animals, Place, People and Story: Relational Identities in Sacred Australian Country’, Australian Folklore, vol. 28, 2013, pp. 207-217.
‘How ought we live with nonhuman animals? Peter Singer’s Answer: Animal Liberation Part I’, Between the Species, Vol. 13, Iss. 9, 2009, http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/bts/vol13/iss9/.
‘How ought we live with nonhuman animals? Peter Singer’s Answer: Animal Liberation Part II’, Between the Species, Vol. 13, Iss. 9, 2009, http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/bts/vol13/iss9/.
Fox, M. & McLean, L. ‘Animals in Moral Space’, in Animal Subjects: An Ethical Reader in a Posthuman World, ed. C. J. Castricano, Waterloo, Ontario, Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2008, pp. 145-174.
‘On responsible knowledge making and the moral standing of animals: questioning what matters and why about animal minds’, Between the Species, Vol. 13, iss. 7, 2007, http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/bts/vol13/iss7/.