Ruadhán J. Flynn is currently Research Fellow in the Unit of Human-Animal Ethics at the Messerli Research Institute (Vienna), prae-doc within the research group The Limits of Imagination: Animals, Empathy, Anthropomorphism (University of Innsbruck), lecturer on the Interdisciplinary Masters in Applied Ethics at the University of Vienna, and PhD candidate at the Vienna Doctoral School of Philosophy.

Their doctoral project, Whose Standpoint Matters? Cognitive Disability, Knowledge & Community (supervised by Prof. Martin Kusch and Prof. Robert A. Wilson) brings together critical disability studies, feminist epistemology, and research on affective and atypical communication.

This follows completion of a Master of Research thesis, Infantilisation in Care, Community & Cognitive Disability, in 2021, at University College Cork (Ireland), supervised by Prof. Don Ross.

Ruadhán is a member of the Disabled Academic Collective and the Society for Philosophy & Disability. They have been the recipient of several academic awards.

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You can get in touch at: ruadhan (dot) flynn (at) vetmeduni (dot) ac (dot) at

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