I currently teach Criminology at Deakin University.
Previously, I taught Sociology and Anthropology at Curtin University, lecturing on a wide range of topics including human/non-human relations and the animal advocacy movement, human rights, the environment, intersectionality and social movements, online activism, gender and sex work, international trade and globalisation, the anti-neoliberal globalisation movement and anarchism, refugees and migration, nationalism and ethnicity, terrorism and counter-terrorism, media and politics, and music and social change.
I completed my PhD in Sociology at Curtin University in 2014. The research focused on the animal advocacy movement, primarily in Australia and the United States, and explored the range of ideologies, activism, organisations, and key actors that make up this movement.
I am a member of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania (ICAS Oceania: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/icas-oceania/) and the Australian Sociological Association (TASA: tasa.org.au).
Criminology Lecturer, Deakin University
Lecturer and Tutor in Sociology and Anthropology, Curtin University
Curtin University, Doctor of Philosophy, PhD in Sociology
Curtin University, Bachelor of Social Science with Distinction and First Class Honours, Major: Sociology, Minor: Politics
Don’t judge me: Chris Brown and the real task of tackling violence against women, The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/dont-judge-me-chris-brown-and-the-real-task-of-tackling-violence-against-women-48231
Live Animal Export, Humane Slaughter and Media Hegemony, Animal Studies Journal (vol. 4, no. 1): http://ro.uow.edu.au/asj/vol4/iss1/7/
Malcolm Turnbull Benches Team Australia, But Will The Narrative On Terrorism Change?, New Matilda: https://newmatilda.com/2015/10/12/malcolm-turnbull-benches-team-australia-but-will-the-narrative-on-terrorism-change/
'Environmental Concerns and the Mainstreaming of Veganism', in the book 'Impacts of Meat Consumption on Health and Environmental Sustainability', edited by Talia Raphaely and Dora Marinova, IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com/book/impact-meat-consumption-health-environmental/134810
A Sociological Examination of the Contemporary Animal Advocacy Movement: Organisations, Rationality and Veganism, PhD thesis, Curtin University
Jay-Z and Beyoncé: Veganism is much more than a Cleanse, Online Opinion: http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=15844
The Importance of Veganism: A Historical Perspective, Four Domains: http://4domains.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/the-importance-of-veganism-a-historical-perspective/
Puppy Slaughter in Australia, What's all the Fuss?, Online Opinion: http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=14142&page=0
Floods and Asylum Seekers: Extending the Compassion, ABC's The Drum Opinion: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/43294.html
Veganism, Organisational Considerations and Animal Advocacy Campaigns, Voicing the Unseen: http://hgsoconference.curtin.edu.au/local/pdf/Pendegrast.pdf
Melbourne Cup: The Race that gets us to Stop and Think about Animals?, Online Opinion: http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=12797&page=0
2011: What a Year for Veganism!, One Green Planet: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/2011-what-a-year-for-veganism/
Time to Abolish All Forms of Slavery, The Scavenger: http://www.thescavenger.net/animals/time-to-abolish-all-forms-of-slavery-816.html
Animal slaughter: Not Just Horrific in Indonesia, The Scavenger: http://www.thescavenger.net/animals/animal-slaughter-not-just-horrific-in-indonesia-757.html
Animal Rights Enters the Mainstream, New Matilda: http://newmatilda.com/2010/02/23/animal-rights-enters-mainstream
Australian Media Hegemony and the Internet, Sense of Community: http://hgsoconference.curtin.edu.au/previous/pendergrast.cfm
The Silence of the Lambs: Interview with an Australian Slaughterhouse Worker, Vegan Voice: http://ebookbrowse.com/nick-pendergrast-the-silence-of-the-lambs-pdf-d366878864
Channel Seven, the Olympics and Censorship, Green Left Weekly: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/40109