Agata Mrva-Montoya has been a member of the Human Animal Research Network at Sydney University since 2011. Her PhD focused on ‘cultural faunas’ of ancient Cyprus, which reflect the changing perception of various animal species in the context of larger historical shifts in the Cypriot society. She remains interested in the relationship between symbolism, attitude to and treatment of animals in ancient and modern Cyprus. She is commissioning editor of the Animal Publics series at Sydney University Press.
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