Australasian Animal Studies Association

Dale, Elizabeth

Masters student, University of Divinity
Associate Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

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Research interests / activities

Theology, literary studies, cultural history, comparative religion. Student in the Master of Divinity course, University of Divinity. Completing a doctoral thesis entitled “A Theology of Animal Beauty”.

Specific scholarly interests include: animal theology; the place and treatment of non-human animals in varying religious traditions; changing understandings of animals across cultures and historical periods; the representation of animals in poetry, film, fine art; and the aesthetics of animals.

Animal-related Activities/Advocacy Interests: 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).