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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

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University of Wollongong

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

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Independent scholar


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Appleby, Dr Roslyn

Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

University of Technology Sydney

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Posthumanist applied linguistics, feminist perspectives, and the representation of animals and birds in news media, science, and the arts

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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

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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 rights, human rights, environmental protection, international and comparative law

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Lecturer

University of the Sunshine Coast
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Bayes, Dr Chantelle

Sessional Lecturer, adjunct researcher

Griffith University
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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

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.

Lecturer, Edinburgh College of Art

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

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Lecturer, Level B
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

University of Tasmania

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Animal Welfare; Canine Health.

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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

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Honorary Fellow

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

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

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PhD Candidate

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

PhD Candidate

Melbourne Law School

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Animal welfare law and regulation

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Enter the animal: Cross-species perspectives on grief and spirituality

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

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Browne, Dr Josephine

Adjunct (ECR)

Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research
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Sociology, literature and fiction in relation to other animals, with particular interest in discourse analysis, political ideologies, violence and grief

Writer (fiction, poetry)
PhD Student at RMIT

RMIT
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Writer (fiction, poetry)

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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

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Celermajer, Danielle. Professor

Deputy Director (Academic) Sydney Environment Institute

University of Sydney

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Ethics; human rights and animal rights; non-human subjectivities; multispecies communities

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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
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Veterinary Surgeon

Ministry for Primary Industries New Zealand

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

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De Rosa, Fiona

PhD Candidate

UniSA
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PhD Candidate: multispecies relations & multispecies ethnography
Urban Planner/Consultant: Balancing Act Adelaide Pet-friendly Planning

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Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University

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Extinction; Cultural Studies; Species History

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PhD Candidate

University of Tasmania

Samantha Dennis
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PhD Candidate

University at Buffalo
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PhD Candidate

University of Southern Queensland

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.

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Honours Student

University of Tasmania
Animal Enthusiasms: Life Beyond Cage and Leash in Rural Pakistan

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Deakin University

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Adjunct Lecturer

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

I have many roles: academic, student, research assistant, editor, dog-human, ecofeminist

associated with: Australian National University, University of Canberra, University of Tasmania

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PhD Student

University of the Sunshine Coast

Ali Hickling

Independent Scholar


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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

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Senior policy researcher

Environmental Defence Society

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Independent Scholar

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

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PhD Student

University of Canterbury

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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

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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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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

Leary, Rachel

PhD Candidate

University of Tasmania

PhD Candidate

University of New South Wales

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 Dingo Bold The Life and Death of K'gari Dingoes

Writer
Casual tutor in creative writing

University of Technology Sydney

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Dingo – human relationships

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Doctoral Student

Lund University

Lecturer, School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

University of New England

Simone Lyons
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Research interests include narrative representations of dogs and human–dog relations

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PhD Candidate

University of Canterbury

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Compassionate Conservation; Pest Control; Speciesism

Adjunct 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

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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.

The Animals in That Country

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Massey University

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Creative writing, animal studies.

PhD Candidate

University of the Sunshine Coast

Alannah Mewes

CEO

The Dog Magician Pty Ltd

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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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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.

O’Sullivan, Victoria

PhD candidate

The University of Auckland
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Oakey, Myles

Student

University of Sydney

PhD Candidate

UNSW

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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.

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Paterson, Dr Mandy

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

RSPCA Queensland

Researcher / Writer

Independent scholar

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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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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.

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Independent researcher

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.

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Quilty, Mona

Bachelor of Sculpture and Spatial Practice, 3rd year

Victorian College of the Arts

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I am a 24 year old artist and writer living in lutruwita/Tasmania. I am passionate about human/animal ethics, contemporary animal philosophy and visual art surrounding the topic of animals, to which my practice as a whole is devoted.

Packing death in Australian literature: Ecocides and eco-sides

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

Master of Arts by research student

University of Sunshine Coast

PhD Candidate

University of Canterbury

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PhD Candidate and Research Assistant (Theology)

Alphacrucis College

Daniela Rizzo
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Creature-inclusive theology that acknowledges the value and dignity of non-human creatures. Animal Theology, Pentecostal Theology and Pneumatology

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.

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MPhil Candidate

Australian National University

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

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

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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

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Independent Researcher & Consultant

Sharma-Brymer Consultancy Services

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Independent Researcher & Consultant, Sharma-Brymer Consultancy Services.

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PhD Candidate

Griffith University
Sherman, Ondine

Co-founder and Managing Director of Voiceless,
PhD candidate at the University of Sydney

The University of Sydney

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Ondine is the Co-founder and MD of Voiceless, author and PhD candidate at Sydney University focussing on pro-animal values.

Associate Professor, Film and Television Studies

Monash University
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Nonfiction screen media, animals and eco cinema

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PhD candidate in Fine Arts

Victoria College of The Arts, University of Melbourne
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University of Melbourne

Honours student

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

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)

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PhD Candidate

University of Wollongong

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cinematography lecturer/tutor

AFTRS

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Independent Scholar

RMIT University Melbourne
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Honorary affiliate researcher

Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute at the University of Wollongong

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

Visual Artist/independent scholar