Katie Javanaud is a visiting lecturer and scholar in the Department of Religion, affiliated with the University Centre for Human Values. Katie’s research focuses on cross-cultural philosophy and religion and her areas of specialism include Buddhism and Jainism. She recently completed her D.Phil at the University of Oxford where, for her doctoral dissertation, she addressed the free will problem through the application of Madhyamaka Buddhist conceptual resources. Katie is also interested in areas of applied ethics, especially in environmental ethics and animal rights. Her publications appear in The Journal of Buddhist Ethics, The Journal of Indian Philosophy, The Journal of Animal Ethics and Aeon magazine.