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Independent Researcher

PhD Student / Tutor

University of Wollongong

Animal/vegan activism in Israel-Palestine; Animals/animality and questions of race, nationalism and settler colonialism

Baynes-Rock, Marcus

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Anthropology

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

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The co-evolution of humans and large carnivores and the interface between these species in contemporary societies.
The effects of large carnivores on processes of animal domestication, past and present.

PhD Candidate

The University of Melbourne

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Cannibalism; Animal studies; Cultural studies; Ethics

Minding Animals International

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Founder and Chair, Minding Animals International

PhD Candidate

University of Sydney

Human-animal relationships in the intersection of sustainability studies, ecological thought and social change for sustainability.
Welfare conceptions of the thoroughbred industry and of animal protection organisations.

Law, University of Tasmania

Animal Welfare; Canine Health.

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Independent Scholar

Associate Editor, Animal Studies Journal
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Bough, Dr Jill

Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Newcastle

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Donkeys and their representation in human cultures

Independent Scholar and Artist

Interspecies Practice and Theory in Contemporary Art;
Equine Art practices;
New Materialisms and non-human perspectives;
Technology and non-human animals;
Multispecies theory

University of Wollongong

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Critical and cultural theory with a focus on the lived experiences of non-human animals – particularly those in the cattle industries in Australia. Founder and chief editor of Animal Studies Journal

Consultant Ophthalmologist

University of NSW

PhD Candidate

University of Sydney

Human-Animal studies; Feminist Science and Technology Studies; Critical Public health; animal-to-human transplantation (xenotransplantation), regulatory and virology discourses/practices

Principal Lawyer

Animal Welfare Community Legal Centre

Animal law and science; Animal welfare

Chen, Dr Peter

Senior Lecturer

University of Sydney

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Animal welfare; new media and the politics of animal protection

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Boston University

Human and animal diabetes research

Sessional Lecturer in Philosophy/Small Animals Veterinarian

Australian Catholic University/Epsom Road Veterinary Clinic

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Animal ethics; Animal-human studies; Environmental ethics; Veterinary ethics

Robert Wallace Chair of English

University of Melbourne

18th and 19th century literature, science and cultural history; natural history

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science (History)

University of Newcastle

Environmental history

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Masters student, University of Divinity
Associate Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics


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Farm- and working-animal welfare, including live export; ethical food production; animals as “raw materials” and research subjects; animal abuse and neglect (particularly concerning farm animals)

Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University

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Extinction; Cultural Studies; Species History

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Research Fellow
Centre for Values, Ethics & Law in Medicine (VELIM), School of Public Health

University of Sydney

Population Health; Animal Ethics; Public Health Ethics.

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Independent Scholar

Artist

Contemporary art and animals; animal-human reciprocal gaze; ethics, aesthetics and animal advocacy; representations of companion animals in art, representations of farm animals in art.

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Law, University of Wollongong

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The intersection between animal law and public law, particularly issues such as accountability and transparency in lawmaking and enforcement.

Evans, Dr Linda

Lecturer, Department of Ancient History

Macquarie University

Humans and non-human animals in the ancient world as reflected in religious ideas, symbolism, philosophy, and especially art.

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Fijn, Dr Natasha

Fejos Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethnographic Film

Australian National University

Human-animal studies, visual anthropology, observational film, eco-humanities, etho-ethnography/ethno-ethology, animal domestication, Mongolia, Yolngu of East Arnhem Land, Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), cross-cultural perceptions and attitudes towards other animals.

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PhD Candidate

University of Melbourne

Representation of animals in literature

Artist

Animals, the unconscious, the fantastic, the monstrous and the mythical

Freeman, Dr Carol

Adjunct Researcher

University of Tasmania

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The representation of animals in scientific literature, film, wildlife documentaries, contemporary and historical writing, fiction and advertising

Gadenne, Donelle

Independent Scholar


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Veterinary nursing, vegan abolitionist, Critical Animal Studies

Honours student, Psychology

University of Adelaide

Psychology; the human-animal bond

Social Worker

Veganism; Activism and mental health

Independent

Grief and Bereavement, Wildlife care, Student education and supervision.

Senior Lecturer

University of Adelaide

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Teaching animal welfare and animal ethics to veterinary and animal science students.

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Sessional Tutor in Law
PhD Candidate, Animal Law

Victoria University

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Duties of Care in Law owed to Animals
Veterinary Law as it applies to laypersons

Independent scholar, animal advocate

Animal and environmental advocay

Independent Scholar

Artist

Human-animal perpectives; art

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Lecturer

University of New South Wales

Animals and food; animals and art; animals in feminist theory; "tranimals" (animal inside trans-); performance

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Independent Scholar

Researching animals in art; animal mascots; the human-animal bond.

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Student

RMIT University

Companion animals and social work practice; human-animal bond theory; feminist ethic of care

Lecturer, Critical and Theoretical Studies

University of Melbourne (VCA, School of Art)

The cultural history of bats; animal art theory and criticism (colour theory, human-animal relations, theory for the anthropocene, decolonisation); animal language; plant sentience

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Independent Scholar

Researcher and Director, EVER

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Rabbits, rabbit perspectives and rabbit exploitation; Animal rights; Vegan education

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Executive Dean, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

University of Wollongong
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School of Humanities and Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

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Literature; Animal Studies; Antarctic Studies

Honours Research Student (Philosophy)

University of Wollongong

Animal ethics and epistemology; feminist and environmental philosophy

Writer, University of Technology Sydney

Dingo - human relationships

Adjunct Professor
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

University of Sydney

Ecology; conservation biology; mammals; forests; threatened species; ecological history.

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PhD Candidate, School of Arts

University of New England

Representations of dogs and human–dog relationships in life writing

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LaTrobe University

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Animal ethics; political philosophy; business ethics

Deputy Head of School, School of Arts

University of New England, NSW

Research interests include the perceptions of animals in nineteenth-century Britain, and human and animal studies as a discipline

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PhD candidate

University of Melbourne

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Creative writing, animal studies.

Independent

Animals in sport, especially horses.

Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

University of Wollongong

Linguistics research -
counter discourses of meat consumption and factory farming. The conflation of individual and species interests of non-human animals in environmental/ ecological discourses

Independent Scholar and Freelance Animator

Digital media, perception, representation, technology and nonhuman animals

Personal Website
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Research Assistant & Steering Committee Member, Human Rights and Animal Ethics Research Network

University of Melbourne

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Artist and animals' advocate working with imagery responding to the horrors of the dairy industry

ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow

Deakin University

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Cattle trafficking and cattle industries in India; livestock industries; biopower; animals and urbanisms/urban planning

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Senior Researcher,
School of Social & Policy Studies

Flinders University

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Positive training, operant conditioning for companion, zoo, farm animals; animals and public health; impact and human control/management of introduced species; attitudes toward and policies on urban animals.

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O’Sullivan, Dr Siobhan

Lecturer

University of New South Wales

Animal welfare policy; Environmental ethics. Siobhan presents a regular podcast, Knowing Animals, on all things animal and ethics related.

La Trobe University

Interested in ethically exploring and documenting the aesthetics of human-animal encounters and representing the animal ‘other’ in a non-anthropocentric manner.

Professor of Law

Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Animal welfare regulation; Free range and higher animal welfare labelling; the politics, ethics and regulation of food.

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PhD Candidate

University of New England

The cultural history of the Australian dingo

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Phillips, Dr Perdita

Contemporary Artist and Independent Scholar

In 2017 I will be working on 'anticipatory archives' for Termites and Stygofauna; harnessing the speculative possibilities of contemporary art to envision new environmental futures. My work with animals overlaps with the wider network of nonhuman players in ecosystems and biomes.

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Potts, Annie.  A/Professor

Associate Professor, English and Cultural Studies, School of Humanities and Creative Arts

University of Canterbury

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Head of Cultural Studies and Co-Director of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies at Canterbury University, Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Probyn-Rapsey, Fiona.  Professor
School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, University of Wollongong

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Fiona’s research connects feminist critical race studies and Animal studies, examining where, when and how gender, race and species intersect.

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Research Student

University of the Sunshine Coast

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Sun bears and conservation

Sessional tutor and research assistant

University of Melbourne

Animal studies, ecocriticism, literary fiction.

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Associate Professor, English Department

Tamkang University, Taiwan

Eco-criticism; eco-film; posthumanism; animal studies; animal and plant representation in Australian literature

Associate Professor
Media & Cultural Studies

Edith Cowan University

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Public attitudes to animal welfare in Australia; animal activists' use of social media to advance their campaigns

Russell, Dr Denise
Philosophy, University of Wollongong

Whaling; cetacean vocalisation; environmental philosophy; animals and ethics

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Senior Lecturer, School of Arts and Communication

University of Southern Queensland

Animals in live performance; Animals and eco tourism; Wildlife conservation

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Portrait Artist;
Independent Student;
University of Melbourne Alumni


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Animal portraiture; Human-dog relationships

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Associate Professor, Film and Television Studies

Monash University

Nonfiction screen media, animals and eco cinema

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Independent Scholar

The use of language in normalising animal exploitation and denigrating human 'others'; reclaiming the identity of 'animal' for human animals

Stewart, Dr James

Adjunct Lecturer

University of Tasmania

The relationship between humans and animals in South Asia, how religious practices influence this relationship, and how human actions can be manifested in acts of violence or non-violence towards these animals.

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MSc student, Nature, Society and Environmental Governance

University of Oxford

Anthrozoology, ethnobiology, political ecology, effective animal advocacy

PhD Candidate/Casual Academic

Flinders University

Species inclusive research, sociology of human-animal studies, critical animal studies and human-companion animal relations

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Professor of Theatre and Drama

La Trobe University

Animal Studies; Animals in performance

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Associate Professor (Geographies of Education and Childhood)

University of Canberra

I'm a more-than-human geographer with a particular interest in human-animal relations. I conduct multispecies ethnographic research with young children and urban wildlife called 'Walking with wildlife in wild weather times'. Check out the research blog: https://walkingwildlifewildweather.com/
My research aims to respond to anthropogenic species extinctions and other aspects of our ecologically precarious times by by fostering new ethics and pedagogies for multispecies cohabitation.

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Independent Researcher

Human-cetacean relations; companion animal relations; the spaces of opposition regarding human-nonhuman animal relations; the ecology of wisdom; multi-species education; interspecies ethics

Taylor, Nik. A/Professor

Associate Professor

Flinders University

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Sociology of human-animal relations

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Independent scholar

PhD Candidate, Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine (VELiM)

University of Sydney

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Raising the importance of protecting existing wildlife populations in local urban planning; The relationship between front-line emergency responders and companion animal ‘owners’ or guardians in natural disasters

Australasian Bat Night Coordinator; Convenor Flying-fox subcommittee

Australasian Bat Society

Flying-fox management and community attitudes

Independent Scholar

Humane treatment of animal actors in US film and television; the legacy of sentimentality in animal rights discourse

van Dooren, Thom. A/Professor

Associate Professor, ARC Future Fellow

University of New South Wales

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Environmental Philosophy; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Ethics; Conservation and Extinction; Wildlife Management; Birds (esp. Corvids)

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Early Career Researcher

University of Melbourne

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History of animal activism; History of the Australian animal movement; Australian politics;  Social movement studies; the global activism of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

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Wadiwel, Dr Dinesh

Lecturer Human Rights and Socio-legal Studies

University of Sydney

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Sovereignty and the nature of rights, violence, race and critical animal studies.

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Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania

Primary research interest is the relationship between how nonhuman animals are depicted and what this might have to say about how these animals are thought about and treated.

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Senior Lecturer in History

Department of Public Affairs and Environmental Studies, Laikipia University, Kenya

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Ecological history of precolonial Africa, Nomadic Pastoralism, Environmental History and Political Economy of Colonialism

White, Dr Steven

Lecturer, Griffith Law School

Griffith University

Animal protection ethics, law and policy.
Environmental law with a focus on wild animal protection.
Regulatory studies and protection of animals.

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Wright, Dr Kate

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of New England

Multispecies ethnography, community gardens, mixed communities

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Associate Professor
School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Geography and Environmental Studies)

University of Newcastle
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Program Director, Bachelor of Health Sciences

University of South Australia

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The intersections of human and animal leisure; Pets, health and older people

Lecturer, Early Childhood, Swinburne University of Technology

PhD Candidate, Monash University

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Young children's connections with animals and the interplay between early childhood education and environmental stewardship