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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.  For further information click here.

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:

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The Animals & Society Institute is looking for a passionate individual with expertise in human-animal studies to become our new Human-Animal Studies (HAS) program director. The job is up to 20 hours per week and can be remote. This person will be responsible for overseeing ASI’s HAS programs and communicating with scholars and students around the world.

Program Responsibilities:
· Manage ASI’s current HAS programs which includes the Summer Institute, International Development Program, Defining Human-Animal Studies video series, undergraduate paper prize, Sloth, and more
· Work with Executive Director to set program strategies involving creating processes deadlines, milestones, budgets, and monitoring performance.
· Develop extensions of scholarship to policy and practice (e.g., encourage scholars to address policy and practice implications of their research
· Keep in contact with scholars and students around the world, and especially with those who have participated in ASI programs
· Be an advocate for human-animal studies; give talks and presentations at conference occasionally.
· Assist Executive Director with grant proposals as needed

Communication Responsibilities:
· Oversee and update all the HAS pages on the ASI website and create new resources
· Keep up to date on publications in HAS to update the News section of the ASI website and New Research Corner
· Maintain the HAS listserv
· Create the monthly HAS newsletter and content for ASI newsletter
· Work with the ASI staff to help with promotion or fundraising as needed

Qualifications:
· PhD related to human-animal studies (MA/MS may be considered)
· Experience managing programs and/or interest in developing skills in program development and evaluation}
· Excellent writing and editing skills
· Excellent interpersonal skills
· Excellent organizational skills
· Excellent communication skills
· Skills with WordPress, Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Dropbox, Google Drive, and more
· Fundraising skills are a bonus
· Video creation and social media skills are a plus

To apply for this position, please email ivy.collier@animalsandsociety.org the following:

· Resume/CV
· Cover Letter
· A writing sample
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Alex Lockwood is a UK based Animal Studies Scholar. This is his view on the link between the fires in the Amazon and animal agricultural.

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