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PhD Candidate

University of Tasmania
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Children’s literature; animal activism; environmental protection

Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

University of Technology Sydney

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Cultural representations of the Australian White Ibis; Ibis rewildings

Website/blog: Staff Profile

PhD candidate

University of Wollongong

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Intersectionality, animal and anti-colonial activism, Israel-Palestine, settler colonialism, ethnography, phenomenology

Website/blog: Academia
Roslyn Appleby

Senior Lecturer

University of Technology Sydney

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Posthumanism and human-animal relationships; Gender and Sexuality; Masculinities

Arcari, Dr Paula

Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow

Edge Hill University, UK
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Mundane and normalised practices involving animals and the temporal and spatial sites in which they occur.

Senior Lecturer, English Literature

University of the Sunshine Coast

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Animal representations in recent Australian (particularly female authored) fiction; dingo representations and wild life management practice

Website/blog: Staff Profile
Armstrong, Philip. Professor

Professor of English

University of Canterbury

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Animals and nature in literature, cultural representations and practices; animals and colonialism, decolonisation and globalisation

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Independent Scholar

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Animal Law; animal and environmental protection

Website/blog: Student Profile

PhD Candidate

University of Canterbury
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Death, Human-Animal Relations

Baynes-Rock, Marcus

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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

PhD Candidate

Queensland University of Technology
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Vegan nutrition

Independent Scholar


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Animal Ethics; Animal and environmental protection

Researcher

University of Sydney

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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.

PhD Candidate and Lecturer, Edinburgh College of Art

University of Edinburgh
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Animals and contemporary art; ethical strategies in contemporary art practice

Website/blog: www.ronaldjbinnie.com

Lecturer, Level B
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

University of Tasmania

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Animal Welfare; Canine Health.

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Adjunct

Griffith University
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Human/animal ethics and aesthetics in films studies; representations of human/animal evolution

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Independent Scholar

Senior Lecturer

Monash University
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Child and animal relationships; the role of the animal in early childhood educational settings; animals and tourism; posthuman theory

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Honorary Fellow

University of Wollongong
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Representations of animals in culture; ecocriticism; posthumanism; anthropomorphism

Lecturer

University of Wollongong
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Human-Animal Relations; Philosophy

PhD Candidate

University of Sydney

Senior Research Fellow

School of the Arts, English and Media, University of Wollongong

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Animal Studies; modernist art and literature; 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

Website/blog: Staff Profile

PhD Candidate

La Trobe University
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Dog welfare; ethical dog acquisition, ‘breed’ and dog caretaking attitudes and discourses

Research Fellow

Durham University
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Critical Animal Studies; Critical Plant Studies; Deconstruction; Ecocriticism; Postcolonialism

Website/blog: Staff Profile

PhD Candidate

Melbourne Law School

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Animal welfare law and regulation

Website/blog: SSRN Profile

Independent Scholar


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Evolutionary thanatology, animal emotion, human-nonhuman animal relations, animal self-determination and liberation

Website/blog: www.veganoman.org
Butler, Dr Deborah

Research Assistant

University of Warwick
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Horse racing and animal perspectives, training methods, class and gender in human-animal relationships

Website/blog: ResearchGate

PhD Candidate

Communication Department, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona

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PhD Candidate at Pompeu Fabra University with a dissertation about European dairy lobbies and think tanks.

PhD Candidate

University of Wollongong
Caulfield, Dr Malcolm

Prosecutions Officer
Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Science, The University of Technology Sydney

RSPCA Tasmania

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Animal law and science; Animal welfare

Website/blog: ResearchGate

Professor, Sociology and Social Policy

University of Sydney
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Ethics; human rights and animal rights; non-human subjectivities; multispecies communities

Website/blog: Staff Profile
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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Chrulew, Dr Matthew

Senior Research Fellow

Writing and Cultural Studies, School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, Curtin University
Website/blog: Further publications

Veterinary Surgeon

Ministry for Primary Industries New Zealand

Master’s Student

Lund University

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Critical animal studies; human ecology

PhD Candidate

Deakin University

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PhD Candidate

University of Canterbury
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Multi-species ethnography; animal biography

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)

PhD Candidate

University of Canterbury

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Veterinary medicine; cognition; moral agency in animals

Website/blog: fionadalzell.com

PhD Candidate

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Fiona is a PhD Candidate and urban planner/practitioner, with an interest in how companion animals (mainly dogs) are integrated into urban environments.

Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University

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Extinction; Cultural Studies; Species History

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Associate Lecturer, UNSW Art + Design

PhD Candidate, MADA, Monash University
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Histories of non-human animal introductions (particularly birds) into the ‘New World’. 19th century house sparrow introductions into Brooklyn, Buenos Aires and Melbourne.

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Australian Anthropological Society’s 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow

Australian National University

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Honorary Senior Fellow,
School of 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.

QMomentum Visiting Scholar, School of Justice

Queensland University of Technology

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Human-animal dynamics and governance; discourse, policy and justice

Website/blog: Staff Profile
Fijn, Dr Natasha

Research Fellow

Australian National University
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Animal studies, visual anthropology, observational film, eco-humanities, etho-ethnography/ethno-ethology, animal domestication, Mongolia, cross-cultural perceptions and attitudes towards other animals.

Website/blog: Staff Profile

PhD Candidate

University of Melbourne

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Representation of animals in literature; animals and contemporary Australian poetry

Course Coordinator of Master of Social Work Program

Queensland University of Technology

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Heather Fraser is a critical social worker who uses visual methods and narrative research in the areas of violence and abuse (humans and animals), oppression and privilege, community organising and service delivery.

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

PhD Candidate

Edge Hill University

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Veterinary nursing, vegan abolitionist, Critical Animal Studies

Website/blog: Academia
Gildfind, Dr. Helen

Fiction Writer (Independant)

Independant

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I am a fiction writer and see literature as a powerful, covert means to shape sociocultural conversations and individual world-views by exploring the complexity, ambiguity, and consequences of human experiences and understandings.

Website/blog: Personal Website

PhD Candidate

University of Melbourne
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Animal welfare science; companion animals

PhD Candidate

University of Newcastle
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Through the exploration of the social worlds of greyhound racing and rescue I consider how animals and people can become entangled in contention as a result of different beliefs around human-animal relationships.

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Deputy Convenor, Deakin Critical Animal Studies Association

Deakin University

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Adjunct Lecturer

Southern Cross University
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The rights of nature; decolonizing non-human – human interactions.

Independent Scholar

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Art; Animal welfare

Casual academic

Australian National University

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PhD Candidate

Independent Scholar


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PhD Candidate
New Zealand Centre for Human Animal Studies

University of Canterbury
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Dog wellbeing; Dog training; Dog behaviour

Website/blog: Journey Dog Training

Lecturer

University of New South Wales
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Animals and food; animals and art; animals in feminist theory; “tranimals” (animal inside trans-); performance

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Lecturer

Deakin University

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Animal rights; nonhuman animals and the law

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Independent Scholar

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

Website/blog: Academia

PhD Candidate

RMIT University Melbourne
Laird, Dr Tessa

Lecturer, Critical and Theoretical Studies

University of Melbourne (VCA, School of Art)
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The cultural history of bats; animal art theory and criticism (colour theory, human-animal relations, theory for the Anthropocene, decolonisation); animal language; plant sentience; more-than-human perception

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Independent Scholar

Researcher and Director, EVER

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

Website/blog: EVER Sanctuary

Executive Dean, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

University of Wollongong
Website/blog: Staff Profile
Leane, Professor Elizabeth

Professor of English and Associate Dean Research

School of Humanities, College of Arts, Law and Education, University of Tasmania

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Literature; Animal Studies; Antarctic Studies

PhD Candidate

University of New South Wales

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Writer
Casual tutor in creative writing

University of Technology Sydney

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Dingo – human relationships

Website/blog: Academia

Doctoral Student

Lund University

PhD Candidate, School of Arts

University of New England
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Representations of dogs and human–dog relationships in life writing

Website/blog: Student Profile

PhD Candidate

University of Canterbury

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Compassionate Conservation; Pest Control; Speciesism

Professor

Southern Cross University
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Social construction of non-human animals through tourism and leisure

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Deputy Head of School, School of Arts

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

Website/blog: Staff profile

Lecturer in Law
School of Business and Law

CQUniversity Australia
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Australia’s animal protection regime.
The protection of domesticated animals as a socio-legal problem.

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Massey University

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Creative writing, animal studies.

Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

University of Wollongong
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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

Moore, Dr Gina

Lecturer, Animation and Interactive Media

RMIT University, Melbourne

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art and technology, digital media, 3D animation, procedural modelling, procedural animation, virtual reality

Website/blog: Personal Website

Forrest Foundation PhD Scholar

Centre for Rock Art Research + Management, University of Western Australia

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Animals in Indigenous rock art; animals and social identity; decolonising taxonomic identification; ethology.

Website/blog: academia.edu
mowson, lynn

Vice-chair, Australasian Animal Studies Association

University of Melbourne

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Dr lynn mowson is a sculptor whose practice is driven by the entangled relationships between human and non-human animals, in particular agricultural animals and the biotech industries. Her sculptural research has been featured the books The Art of the Animal, Lantern Press, 2015, Carol J Adam’s Neither Man nor Beast, Bloomsbury, 2018, Animaladies, Bloomsbury Press, 2018. She has exhibited widely in Australia, and her artwork was included in SPOM: Sexual Politics of Meat at The Animal Museum, LA, in 2017.

Publishing Manager

Sydney University Press
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The relationship between symbolism, attitude to and treatment of animals in ancient and modern Cyprus; animal studies publishing

PhD candidate

University of Tasmania

Senior Lecturer in International and Community Development

Deakin University

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

Website/blog: Staff Profile
Neumark, Norie. Professor

Honorary Professorial Fellow, VCA; Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University

VCA, University of Melbourne; and La Trobe University
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Practice-based research; co-composing art and cultural work with nonhuman animals

Website/blog: out-of-sync

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.

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Master’s Student

Swinburne University
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I am in the early stages of my Masters by research candidature at Swinburne university. The question I am posing is, ‘Where is the animal voice in animal assisted therapy?

O’Sullivan, Dr Siobhan

Senior Lecturer

University of New South Wales

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

PhD Candidate

UNSW

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MFA Photography Candidate

Rhode Island School of Design

Professor of Law

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

Website/blog: Staff Profile
Paterson, Dr Mandy

Principal Scientist
Deputy Editor in Chief of the journal Animals, an open access journal

RSPCA Queensland
Phillips, Dr Perdita

Independent Scholar


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Animals in contemporary art; interactions between human and nonhuman worlds; animals in science; critical natural histories; animal vocalisation and bioacoustics

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Assistant Professor

University of Silesia, Poland
Potts, Annie. Professor

Professor and Cultural Studies Programme Coordinator, English and Cultural Studies, School of Humanities and Creative Arts

University of Canterbury

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

Website/blog: Staff Profile
Pyke, Dr Susan

Teacher/Researcher

University of Melbourne

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Sue teaches at the University of Melbourne, writes in a range of genres and also provides editorial and research services.

Website/blog: Academia

Associate Professor, English Department

Tamkang University, Taiwan
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Eco-criticism; eco-film; posthumanism; animal studies; animal and plant representation in Australian literature

Independent Scholar

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Animal rights and ethics; Psychology, philosophy and animal ethics

PhD Candidate

University of Canterbury

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Master’s Student (Social Work)

Massey University
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Social Work; animal violence; domestic violence

PhD Candidate

University of Tasmania
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Popular romance studies; animal studies; narratology

Honorary Associate Professor in Media & Cultural Studies

Edith Cowan University

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My current research focus on public attitudes to animal welfare identifies and maps recent shifts in the Australian imaginary and public sphere around human and animal relations.

Website/blog: www.debbierodan.net

MPhil Candidate

Australian National University

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Animal political and legal rights; animal ethics; animal law; animal activism

Student

Macquarie University

PhD Candidate

Australian National University

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Animal health, illness and healing practices in society, with a focus on Tibet, Bhutan and the Indian subcontinent.

Head of School, School of Creative Arts

University of Southern Queensland
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Animals in live performance; Animals and eco tourism; Wildlife conservation

Website/blog: Staff Profile

PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology and Social Policy

University of Sydney
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Theories of interspecies justice; political emotions and moral psychology; interspecies friendship and love; ignorance studies; politics of neurodiversity

Website/blog: Academia
Auckland/Victoria University
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Media and philosophy; domination and imprisonment

Independent Researcher & Consultant

Sharma-Brymer Consultancy Services

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Independent Researcher & Consultant, Sharma-Brymer Consultancy Services.

Website/blog: ResearchGate

PhD Candidate

Griffith University

Subject Coordinator, tutor and supervisor

University of Melbourne

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Creative writing; Ecofeminism; Human-Animal studies

Website/blog: Academia

Associate Professor, Film and Television Studies

Monash University
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Nonfiction screen media, animals and eco cinema

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Master’s Student

University of Canterbury
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As a vegetarian for over 35 years, I have been delighted to return to University to do a Masters Degree and discover that Human-Animal Studies has become a field of research.

Research Officer, The University of Adelaide
Co-founder, International Association of Vegan Sociologists
Sociology & Animals Thematic Group Co-convener, The Australian Sociological Association
Book Review Editor, Society & Animals Journal

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Dr Zoei Sutton is a sociologist interested in critical, nonhuman animal-centric research.

Independent researcher


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

Independent scholar

Townend OAM, Dr Christine

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Founder and trustee, Kalimpong Animal Shelter, Darjeeling Animal Shelter;
Patron, Help in Suffering Animal Shelter, Jaipur;
Assistant Editor, Australian Animal Protection Law Journal

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

Lecturer

The University of the South Pacific
van Dooren, Thom. A/Professor

Associate Professor, ARC Future Fellow

University of Sydney

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

Website/blog: thomvandooren.org

PhD Candidate

University of Wollongong

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Human conflicts regarding wildlife; macropod management in the Australian Capital Territory

Website/blog: Academia
Villanueva, Dr Gonzalo

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

Website/blog: Academia
Wadiwel, Dr Dinesh

Senior 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.

Website/blog: Staff Profile
Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania
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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.

Website/blog: Staff Profile

PhD Candidate, Veterinary Science

Massey University

PhD Candidate

University of Western Australia
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Classics and Ancient History, Ancient Greece, Human-Canine bonds

White, Dr Steven

Senior Lecturer, Griffith Law School

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

Website/blog: Staff Profile

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

Swinburne University of Technology

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Connections and disjunctions of child/animal relations; animals and early childhood education; ecological justice

Website/blog: Staff Profile