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 six large conferences.  We are pleased to announce that the next AASA conference  ‘Animal Intersections’ will be hosted by the University of Adelaide, 3-5 July 2017.  More information will be provided soon.

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 monthly e-bulletin Animail featuring book reviews, member profiles and animal studies news.   You can also follow us on facebook:

AASA: Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference 2017

July 3-5, University of Adelaide, Australia

Keynote speakers are:

* Professor James Serpell: Humane Ethics & Animal Welfare, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
* Professor Colin Dayan: Humanities and Law, Vanderbilt University
* Associate Professor Annie Potts: Cultural Studies and English and co-director of New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies (NZCHAS), University of Canterbury
* Professor Fiona Probyn-Rapsey: Humanities and Social Inquiry, University of Wollongong
* Professor Rachel Ankeny: History and Philosophy of Science, University of Adelaide
* Dr Dinesh Wadiwel, Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney

Increasingly, Animal Studies turns towards the question of intersections: where, how and why human and animal lives intersect. Intersectionality offers us a way to explore interconnectedness to advance our understanding of the complex ways we relate to and interact with other animals and each other. We invite proposals that address the following broad themes:

· Health, wellness, illness, pathologies
· The social lives of animals and humans
· The intersections of species, race, gender, ablism and sexualities
· Industrialism, capitalism, geographies and environments
· Veg*n Studies
· Religion, tradition and secularity
· Culture, symbology and representation

Presentations should be 20 minutes in length with an additional 10 minutes allocated for questions

Submissions in the form of 300-600 word abstracts should be emailed to aasaintersectinganimals@gmail.com by Wednesday the 18th January, 2017.
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