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 Samantha Noll


Ph.D. student

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Samantha Noll is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at Michigan State University. Her work focuses on the intersections of applied ethics, environmental philosophy, and philosophy of science. She also finished the Animal Studies Specialization from the Department of Sociology and the Gender, Justice, and Environmental change (GJEC) Specialization from the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Her research explores the normative dimensions of philosophical and scientific work on agriculture and non-human animals. Samantha works with various stakeholders in order to better understand how values, assumptions, and embodied knowledge influence our science, agriculture practices, and our relationships with the land and with animals. She has won several grants to conduct research in these areas, was a co-recipient of the Vonne Lund Junior Researcher Prize for interdisciplinary work on global food systems, and is a James Madison Teaching Fellow. She currently has a growing publication record, with over ten articles and book chapters in print.