Welcome to the Australasian Animal Studies Association website
The Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA) was formed in 2005 by a group working in the emergent field of Animal Studies (alternatively Human Animal Studies).

The AASA is active in organising and sponsoring seminars, symposiums and research workshops and has to date hosted eight large conferences AASA2019 ‘Decolonizing Animals’ was hosted by the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies at the University of Canterbury, NZ.

In the last few years, the AASA has grown considerably and our members, our bulletin and our Journal  are testament to the dynamism of the field and the research and new thinking it is producing.   Members of the AASA receive a bi-monthly e-bulletin Animail featuring book reviews, member profiles and animal studies news.   You can also follow us on facebook:

What does it mean to consume ethically? See this article from Animal Studies Journal“Towards Multispecies Solidarity: Individual Stories of Learning to Consume Ethically”. This paper, by Elisabeth Valiente-Riedl, in the latest issue of ASJ, outlines pilot research which aims to speak to the dilemma of what it means to be an ethical consumer when being ethical is, at a minimum, broad and complex in meaning and application, and at times contradictory and hopelessly confusing. It does so by unpacking three individual understandings of what it means to be(come) an ethical consumer, as well as the choices and challenges people face in their endeavours to consume ethically.

Full text: https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1440&context=asj

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