Catherine Oliver is a geographer, who is interested in the world of animals and plants beyond the human, working at the University of Cambridge. Currently, she is researching the lives of urban chickens, their keepers, and the new industries sprouting up around backyard chickens in London, England. Catherine is also a leading thinker and writer in the field of 'vegan geographies,' with a book published on the subject forthcoming in 2021. Her work on veganism looks at the pasts, presents, and futures of this lifestyle, ethics, and politics in Britain. Catherine is also an expert in animal histories and animal activism histories. In 2016-2017, she worked in the archives of the British Library in their animal activism collections. In 2021, she was appointed as an inaugural Royal Geographical Society/Wiley Digital Archives Fellow, to explore how animals have helped and hindered human exploration of the world.