Australasian Animal Studies Association

Potts, Annie. Professor

Professor of Critical Animal Studies and Co-Director, New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies

University of Canterbury

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Research interests / activities

Professor Annie Potts (PhD Psychology, BSc) is Cultural Studies Programme Coordinator and Co-Director of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies at Canterbury University, Aotearoa New Zealand. She is the author of The Science/Fiction of Sex: Feminist Deconstruction and the Vocabularies of Heterosex (Routledge 2002) and Chicken (Reaktion, 2012); co-author (with Philip Armstrong and Deidre Brown) of A New Zealand Book of Beasts: Animals in Our Culture, History and Everyday Life (AUP 2013) and, with Donelle Gadenne, of Animals in Emergencies: Learning from the Christchurch Earthquakes (CUP 2014); and editor of 'Feminism, Psychology and Nonhuman Animals' (2010, Feminism & Psychology) and Meat Culture (Brill 2016). Annie teaches human-animal studies, popular culture, gender and sexual studies and horror genre studies.

Annie is a member of  First Strike New Zealand, a group researching and combating the link between social violence and animal abuse.

Potential areas for research supervision
Vegan/vegetarian studies; Meat Culture; Chickens; Possums; Cultural construction of pests; Animals in horror film; Helping animals in disasters
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