Australasian Animal Studies Association

Call for Papers: AASA Conference 2017 ‘Animal Intersections’

Call for Papers: AASA Conference 2017 ‘Animal Intersections’

July 3-5 at University of Adelaide, Australia

Increasingly, Animal Studies turns towards the question of intersections: where, how and why human and animal lives intersect. Intersectionality offers us a way to explore interconnectedness to advance our understanding of the complex ways we relate to and interact with other animals and each other.

Key note speakers are:

  • Professor James Serpell: Humane Ethics & Animal Welfare, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Professor Colin Dayan: Humanities and Law, Vanderbilt University
  • Associate Professor Annie Potts: Cultural Studies and English and co-director of New Zealand, Centre for Human-Animal Studies (NZCHAS), University of Canterbury
  • Professor Fiona Probyn-Rapsey: Humanities and Social Inquiry, University of Wollongong
  • Professor Rachel Ankeny: History and Philosophy of Science, The University of Adelaide
  • Dr Dinesh Wadiwel, Human Rights, Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Sydney


Presentations should be 20 minutes in length with an additional 10 minutes allocated for questions

Submissions in the form of 300 word abstracts should be submitted online to: by Tuesday 31st January, 2017.

We invite proposals that address the following broad themes:

  • Health, wellness, illness, pathologies
  • The social lives of animals and humans
  • The intersections of species, race, gender, ablism and sexualities
  • Industrialism, capitalism, geographies and environments
  • Veg*n Studies
  • Religion, tradition and secularity
  • Culture, symbology and representation

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