Bae, Shil

Bae, Shil

PhD Candidate

University of Canterbury
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My project proposes to investigate how engaging with the death of companion animals can be an educative/philosophical encounter, mapping often-overlooked death-life stories with animal family members in Aotearoa New Zealand. Drawing from Eastern paradigms, post-humanist theories and new material feminist ideas, my study attempts to elaborate the way in which death may allow us to inhabit a conceptual space to think about life, death, human and more-than-human others in relation to one another, exploring concepts of family and death of the loved ones as sites of political and ethical resistance to our human-centred and progress-obsessed mental habits.