Australasian Animal Studies Association

2023 AASA Popular Communication of Animals Studies Prize

Claudia Hirtenfelder, who won the AASA Popular Communication Prize in 2021

Claudia Hirtenfelder, who won the AASA Popular Communication Prize in 2021. The 2023 Australasian Animal Studies Association Popular Communication of Animal Studies Prize is awarded to a member or members of the Association who have worked systematically to promote the insights and research findings of their peers in the field of Animal Studies, therein increasing […]

2023 AASA Journal Article by an Early Career Researcher Prize

The Australasian Animal Studies Journal Article Prize recognises excellence in the work of early-career researchers. The prize is focused on the work of scholars in the production of scholarly journal articles in the field of animal studies. The 2023 prize was donated by AASA members, in honour of the late Associate Professor Siobhan O’Sullivan. Nomination […]

Call For Papers – AASA Conference

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Australian Animal Studies Association is holding their first conference post COVID and we are seeking papers. More information soon! Please submit your EOI here.

Member blog: Rebecca Hendershott

The paths we take are rarely linear. Mine has felt like I keep circling around the same topic – knowing animals – but from different angles. I have explored animal rights, intersubjectivity, and conservation, with various species as my teachers. As a child, family pets taught me to think beyond the human – to recognise […]

Member Blog: Natalie Lis

I work in an avian-centric home and cohabitate with a combination of distinct individuals. Sharing a home and garden with birds is anchored in a relationship of respect. Each bird is an independent adult who has their own ideas of friendship, hobbies and food preferences; and while some birds stand on my head while I […]

Member blog: Siobhan O’Sullivan

I did a traditional politics degree, with little to no nonhuman animal content. When I got to honours level I was told that I could write about ‘anything’. At that time I was very involved in animal protection politics. I decided that anything could stretch to animals. I wrote my honours thesis on nonhuman animals […]

Inaugural AASA Prizes Awarded

On the last day of the AASA2021 Conference: Flourishing Animals, we met to award the two new AASA Prizes: The 2021 AASA Journal Article by an Early Career Researcher Prize      This prize recognises excellence in the work of early-career researchers.  The prize is focused on the work of scholars in the production of scholarly […]

Last week to register for AASA2021: Flourishing Animals

AASA2021: Flourishing Animals starts on the 30th October and runs through till the 2nd December. The conference is virtual, and all information is over on our conference website, hosted by ArtsFront. Registrations will close at 5pm AEDT, Monday 29th October. Registration is FREE to members, or the same cost as our membership fee AUD$60 for […]

Animail – AASA members magazine – latest issue out now

AASA members will have received their copies of the new format Animail today. Edited by Rowena Lennox, the issue has interviews with two of the keynote speakers for the forthcoming AASA2021: Flourishing Animals Conference, as well as an artwork in focus, information about AASA, the conference and a wonderful selection of new books in the […]

CFP: Animal Studies Journal Special Issue ‘Flourish’ deadline 5 December

Coinciding with and complementing the Australasian Animal Studies Association’s 2021 online conference ‘Flourishing Animals’ [see], Animal Studies Journal invites contributions to a special issue on this theme. AASA’s conference focus emphasises the importance of nonhuman animal resilience, flourishing and vitality despite the current interrelated threats posed by anthropogenic crises and ongoing colonial power structures. […]