AASA Masterclass: Tools for Animal Studies Research

Are you new to animal studies research? Do you grapple with current theoretical debates – such as intersectionality and decolonial approaches? Do you wonder how and where to publish? If you would like to understand the basics of the publication process, from pitching an article idea to responding to peer review and get advice on what’s possible when working with non-traditional outputs – such as visual art and creative writing – join us at the master class: Tools for Animal Studies Research.

This interactive online event, presented by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA), is aimed at higher degree and early career researchers interested in animal studies. You will have an opportunity to hear from scholars doing innovative work in the field and ask questions.


Seminar 1: Theorising in Settler Colonial Spaces

Time: Wednesday 10th February 2021, 12-1.20pm.

Early career researchers Esther Alloun (University of Wollongong) and Kirsty Dunn (University of Canterbury) will be in conversation with AASA Chair Dinesh Wadiwel (University of Sydney) on their PhD research, and the reflections in their work on intersectionality, race, colonialism and animal studies.

Seminar 2: Publishing Your Work in a Peer-Reviewed Journal

Time: Wednesday 10th February 2021, 1.30-2.50pm.

Chief Editor of Animal Studies Journal, Melissa Boyde (University of Wollongong) and Agata Mrva-Montoya (University of Sydney; Sydney University Press) will explore the ins and outs of getting your work published in a peer-reviewed journal, and speak about some of the publishing challenges facing animal studies academics.

Seminar 3: “Non-Traditional Outputs”: Visual Art, Video and Creative Writing

Time: Wednesday 10th February 2021, 3-4.30pm.

In this seminar, Yvette Watt (University of Tasmania), Natasha Fijn (Australian National University) and Laura Jean McKay (Massey University) will be in conversation with Clare Archer Lean (University of the Sunshine Coast) on creative “non-traditional” research outputs in animal studies.

Registration Cost (all three seminars)

Members Australasian Animal Studies Association – Free

Non-Members Australasian Animal Studies Association – $60 waged; $15 unwaged


Register here: https://artsfront.com/event/73457-tools-for-animal-studies-research-workshop

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