Australasian Animal Studies Association

Villanueva, Dr Gonzalo

Early Career Researcher

University of Melbourne

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Gonzalo Villanueva conducts research in the interdisciplinary fields of history, political science, sociology, and human-animal studies. His PhD thesis 'A Voice for Animals: The Creation, Contention, and Consequences of the Modern Australian Animal Movement, 1970-2015', offered the first historical study of the Australian animal movement.  He is currently in the early stages of exploring the global activism of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, its role and influence in marine protection and international relations.


Waters, Eliza and Gonzalo Villanueva (2020) Exporting meat, exporting progress? The Australian meat export industry and discourses of development and modernisation. In J. Hannan (ed.) Meatsplaining: The animal agriculture industry and the rhetoric of denial, Sydney University Press, pp. 187-208.

Gonzalo Villanueva, “’In the Corridors of Power’: How the Animal Movement Changed Australian Politics, 1979-1991”, Australian Journal of Politics and History 61, no. 4 (2015): 546–561.