Danielle Sands teaches literary criticism, comparative literature, and critical theory in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research is interdisciplinary, crossing literary studies, philosophy, and critical theory. She has research interests in European philosophy, philosophy of religion, and the links between philosophy and literature. Other areas of interest include aesthetics, environmental ethics, animal studies, and more recently, critical plant studies. Her monograph* Animal Writing: Storytelling, Selfhood and the Limits of Empathy,* was published by EUP in 2019. She also the editor of Philosophy and the Human Paradox (Routledge 2020) and Bioethics and the Posthumanities (forthcoming with Routledge).