Michael Glover

Michael researches in the field of animal history. Specifically, he is researching for a cattle-centred history of southern Africa, concentrating on late-19th and 20th-century colonial impacts on cattle. His primary research interests presently are animal histories and colonialism. He is co-registered at Leiden University in the African Studies Centre. He has an Honours in Philosophy (Rhodes), a PGDip in Education Technology (UCT), and an MA in Economic History (UCT). He has worked in learning design on international award-winning online courses. He has published internationally in open education and open pedagogies, animal history, and philosophy. Michael is an Associate Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.


MJ Glover, “A Cattle-centred History of Southern Africa?” in Nature Conservation in Southern Africa Morality and Marginality: Towards Sentient Conservation  (eds.) Harry Wels, Marja Spierenberg, and Jan-Bart Gewald. Leiden: Brill ( 2018)

MJ Glover, “Animals off the menu: a racist proposal?” in Animals, Race, and Multiculturalism (eds.) Luis Cordeiro-Rodrigues and Les Mitchell. Palgrave Macmillan (2017)

MJ Glover, Book review: Africa and her Animals: Philosophical and Practical Perspectives, Rainer Ebert and Anteneh Roba (editors), UNISA Press, Pretoria, 2018 

L Czerniewicz, A Deacon, MJ Glover, S Walji, “OER in and as MOOCs” in Adoption and Impact of OER in the Global South (eds.) C Hodgkinson-Williams and P Arinto ROER4D press (2017)

L Czerniewicz, A Deacon, MJ Glover, S Walji, “MOOC-making and Open Educational Practices” Journal of Computing in Higher Education. 29, 1 (2017): 81-97

MJ Glover, “Google Forms as a discussion stimulant in postgraduate seminars? An Activity Theory perspectiveSouth African Journal of Higher Education, 34, 1, 2020, 99-115.

MJ Glover, Money, D, "‘Not Wholly Justified’: The Deferred Pay Interest Fund and Migrant Labour in South Africa’s Gold Mining Industry, c.1970-1990", Journal of Southern African Studies 47, 4, 2021 (accepted)

Awards/ fellowships   
  • Oppenheimer Memorial Trust International PhD scholarship, 2018 - 2020
  • University of the Free State, Merit Award bursary, research degree tuition award, 2018 - 2020
  • Lifetime Associate Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, 2018
  • Carnegie PGDip scholarship, 2017
  • Mandela Rhodes scholarship, 2013-2015
  • National Research Foundation, 2012
  • Rhodes University Prestigious scholarship, 2012
  • Royal Society of St George Prize (First in English), 2012
  • Dr Kendall Scholarship, 2012
  • Rhodes University honours degree scholarship, 2012
  • Rhodes Investec Top 100 (General Excellence), 2011
  • Rhodes Investec Top 100 (Academic Excellence), 2011 
Public engagement

Co-founder and co-organiser of the Cape Town Animal Conference


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