Luís C. Rodrigues [研究员]


Luís C. Rodrigues




2009-2014         University of York, UK        PhD                                Political Philosophy

2008–2009        University of York, UK        M.A.                                Politics, Philosophy and Economics

2004 –2007       University of Lisbon       Licenciatura (BA honours)    Philosophy


Terrorism; philosophy of race; racism; multiculturalism; animal rights; applied ethics; activism

Postcolonial Theory and Multiculturalism; African Philosophy; Applied Ethics


Published Books and Book Chapter



·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L. and Mitchell, L., eds., 2017. Animals, Race, and Multiculturalism. 1st ed. 2017 edition. Palgrave Macmillan.

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L. and Simendic, M., eds., 2017. Philosophies of Multiculturalism: Beyond Liberalism. London ; New York: Routledge

•          (2016) Philosophies of Multiculturalism: Beyond Liberalism (Edited book with Routledge)

Book chapters:

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., 2017. Associative Democracy, Heterosexism and Sexual Orientation. In: L. Cordeiro-Rodrigues and M. Simendic, eds. Philosophies of Multiculturalism: Beyond Liberalism. uk, 97114.

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., 2017. Introduction. In: L. Cordeiro-Rodrigues and M. Simendic, eds. Philosophies of Multiculturalism: Beyond Liberalism. uk, 1-15.

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., and Olivier, A. 2017. Racism, Speciesism and Suffering. In Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L. and Mitchell, L., eds., 2017. Animals, Race, and Multiculturalism. 1st ed. 2017 edition. Palgrave Macmillan, 30-57

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., 2017. Introduction. In Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L. and Mitchell, L., eds., 2017. Animals, Race, and Multiculturalism. 1st ed. 2017 edition. Palgrave Macmillan, 1-10.

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., 2017. Nonhuman Animal Metaphors and the Reinforcement of Homophobia and Heterosexism. In Nibert, D., ed., 2017. Animal Oppression and Capitalism. Praeger., 50-78

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L. (2011). An Economic Approach to Charless Taylor Conception of Culture. In Gama, José et al. (orgs.) Cultura Portuguesa: Interculturalidade e Lusofonia. Braga: Publicações da Faculdade de Filosofia Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 70-85

·         (2016) Introduction (Chapter in Philosophies of Multiculturalism: Beyond Liberalism)



Accepted Forthcoming

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L. 2019. Understanding the Impact of the AETA on Animal Advocacy (Forthcoming in Environmental Ethics) (SSCI)

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L. 2019. Towards a Tutuist Ethics of War: Ubuntu, Forgiveness and Reconciliation (Forthcoming in Politikon) (SSCI)

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L. 2019. African Values and the Rhodes Must Fall Movement (Forthcoming in Philosophia Africana) (AHCI)

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L. 2018. Base, Superstructure and Law: A Marxist Analysis of South African Animal Farming Legislation (Forthcoming Cultura International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology)

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., 2018. Multicultural Rights and Bullfighting in a Portuguese context (Forthcoming in Society & Animals) (SCI/SSCI)

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., 2018. Killing a Bull with bare hands: Ukweshwama and Zulu Cultural Accommodation  (Forthcoming in Anthropozoologica) (AHCI/SSCI)

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., 2018. African Views on Just War in Mandela and Cabral (Forthcoming in Journal of Speculative Philosophy) (AHCI)

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., 2018. Looking Closer at Sexualities: Understanding Discrimination, Deconstructing Barriers and Identifying a Brighter Future (Forthcoming in International Journal of Iberian Studies, 31.1) (ECI)



·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L. 2018. Integrating African Philosophy into the Western Philosophy Curriculum. Teaching Philosophy, 31 (1). 1-28 (AHCI)

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., 2017. Animal Abolitionism and Racism without Racists. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 30 (6), 745764. (AHCI/SSCI/SCI)

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., 2017. The Decolonial Turn Revisited. Education as Change, 21 (3), 7. (SSCI)

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L. and Achino, E., 2017. A Case Study on Moral Disengagement and Rationalization in the Context of Portuguese Bullfighting. Polish Sociological Review, 3 (199), 315327. (SSCI)

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L.C., 2016. The strengths and shortcomings of the ideology and praxis of total liberation. Social Movement Studies, 15 (4), 431433. (SSCI)

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., 2016. Are future generations that belong to language minorities entitled to group rights? South African Journal of Philosophy, 35 (1), 18. (AHCI)

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., 2016. Criminal law, multicultural jurisdictions and cultural evidence. South African Journal of Philosophy, 35 (2), 184196. (AHCI)

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., 2016. Is John Rawls Theory of Justice Gendered.  Revista de Letras. 56 (1), p.121-133. (AHCI)

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., 2016. Is the Animal Liberation Front morally justified in engaging in violent and illegal activism towards animal farms? Critical Studies on Terrorism, 9 (2), 226246. (ECI)

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., 2015. Hidden and Unintended Racism and Speciesism in the Portuguese Animal Rights Movement: The Case of Bullfighting. Theoria, 62 (144), 118. (ECI)

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L. 2015. Tensions between Animal Rights and Multicultural Rights in the Philosophy of Will Kymlicka and Sue Donaldson. The Journal of Critical Animal Studies, 13 (1), 1-40).

Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L. 2014. Multiculturalism, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy –


           Academic Book and Film Review

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., 2017. Racisms. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40 (8), 1015.

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L.C., 2017. Book Review: Kevin J Barrett (ed.), We are Not Charlie Hebdo! Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11. Political Studies Review, 15 (1), 120–121.

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., 2016. Animals and African Ethics. Between the Species, 20 (1).

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L.C., 2016. Our Children and Other Animals: The Cultural Construction of Human–Animal Relations in Childhood. Anthrozoös, 29 (2), 343–344.

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L.C., 2015. Book Review: Political Theory: Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights. Political Studies Review, 13 (3), 399399.

·        Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L.C., 2014. Islamophobia, Marx and Philosophy Review of Books

Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L.C., 2014. Animal Rights Without Liberation, Marx and Philosophy Review of Books – 




Invited Talks

· (2017) Cultural Diversity and Animal Welfare, Department of Philosophy Suzhou University

· (2017) Multiculturalism and Animals, at School of Government Peking University

· (2015) Tensions Between Multiculturalism and Animal Rights at the Philosophy Research Seminar, University of Fort Hare

· (2015) Multiculturalism, Animal Rights and Group Rights, at the Philosophy Research Seminar, Rhodes University

Selected Conference Presentations

· (2017) Abolitionism and Racism, Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University

·  (2017) American Animal Law and Privilege, Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University

· (2016) Marxism and Animal Law, at Sociology of Law International Congress, University of Coimbra

· (2015) The Campaigning Tactics of Radical and Moderate Animal Rights Groups, at Workshop on Animal Rights, Hunterstoun Centre, University of Fort Hare, South Africa

· (2014) The Portuguese Animal Rights Movement – What has gone wrong?, at Animals, Ethics, Sustainability and Sentience  Conference, Centre for Human-Animal Studies, The University of Edge-Hill.

· (2013) Minority Cultures, Children and the Right to Exit, at the Morrell Theory Workshop, The University of York.

· (2012) Sexual Orientation and the Politics of Difference, at the Conference Theorising the Popular, Liverpool Hope University.

· (2011) The Coase Theorem and Multiculturalism, at the Research Students in PEP Presentation Group, The University of York.

· (2011) Anarcho-Multiculturalism in Education, Conference The Extreme, University of Salford, UK.

· (2011) Libertarianism and Multiculturalism: Kukathas on Education – How he Neglects Children, ENEIDA Conference, Vrsac, Serbia.

· (2010) An Economic Analysis of Charles Taylor’s Multiculturalism, at the International Congress of Portuguese Culture, Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal.


Research experience

Research fellow

Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University, (2016-Present)

Main focus: Animals and Multiculturalism; African ethics and animals

Postdoctoral Fellow

Center for Leadership Ethics in Africa

University of Fort Hare, South Africa (2014-2016)


Main focus: Animal Liberation; Postcolonial views on Animals



Teaching Experience

Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University

Modules taught:

· Introduction to Cultural Encounters (Undergraduate)

· Introduction to Ethics (Undergraduate)

· Introduction to Marxism (Undergraduate)

· Key Issues in Ethics (Postgraduate)

Department of Philosophy, University of Fort Hare

Modules taught:

· Introduction to Philosophy (Undergraduate)

· Feminist Theory (Postgraduate)

M.A. theses supervised:

· Citizenship Education in the South African context


Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of York

Module taught:

· Introduction to Social Theory (Undergraduate)


Teaching Assistant, Department of Politics, University of York

Modules taught:

· Politics Power and Society (Undergraduate)

· Contemporary Political Philosophy (Undergraduate)

· Introduction to Political Theory (Undergraduate)



Academic Editing Experience

Reviewer for the journal Dialogue

2014 – Present

Reviewer for the International Journal on Minority and Group Rights

2014 – Present

Reviewer for the journal Politics

2014 – Present

Reviewer for the journal Theoria

2014 – Present

Reviewer for the journal South African Journal of Philosophy

2014 – Present


Administrative and Organisational Experience

· 2016 – Present: Coordinator of the Comparative Philosophy Workshop, Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University

· 2016-2017: Coordinator of the Faculty Seminar,  Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University

· 2015: Workshop on Animal Rights at Hunterstoun Centre, University of Fort Hare, South Africa

· 2015: Conference on Critical Animal Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa

· 2014: Volunteer at Chinese Confucius Institute 10th Anniversary at Wigan & Leigh College, UK

· 2013: Committee Member for the Conference NASA International Apps Challenge

· 2010 – 2012: Chair and Co-founder of the York Portuguese Language Society



Language Skills

Portuguese – Native

English – Fluent

Spanish – Advanced

Guinea-Bissau and Cape-Verde Creole: Advanced reading and listening.

French – Basic knowledge

Chinese – Level 2