Celermajer, Danielle. Professor

Professor, Sociology and Social Policy

University of Sydney

I am interested in the following questions:

How might we understand the connection between the character of ethical relationships between human and non-human animals, and forms of life and practice, and how can changes in the latter bring about changes in the former?

How do we understand subjectivity, mind and the idea of ‘a life worth living’ from the perspective of non-human animals, and how might this expansion be brought into our research practices?

What would multi-species communities that respected fundamental principles of equality, freedom and flourishing look like and what types of epistemic, social, cultural, political and economic transformations would support their development and sustainability?

I am also interested in the growing trade in donkey skins for the production of the Traditional Chinese Medical product Ejiao and how this phenomenon brings together questions of violence against animals, destruction of multi-species ways of life, global capitalism and inequality, and racism.

Ethics; Mourning and restitution; Sanctuaries; Human rights and animal rights
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