Australasian Animal Studies Association

Groizard, Justine

PhD Candidate

University of Newcastle
Research interests / activities

In my research I consider how animals and people can become entangled in social, political and emotional contention as a result of different beliefs around how people should relate to animals. I explore this phenomena through the social worlds of greyhound racing and rescue in New South Wales, Australia. Through ethnography, I explore the relationships within and between the multiple communities of self-described ‘greyhound lovers’ considering how it is these relations inform notions of identity and belonging.


Groizard, J. 2019. Greyhounds and Racing Industry Participants: A Look at the New South Wales Greyhound Racing Community. Animal Studies Journal, 8, 1, 133-157.

Groizard, J. 2016. Human-animal relationships in the greyhound racing community of New South Wales. Paper presented at the Anthropocene Transitions Australian Anthropological Society Conference 2016, Sydney 12- 15 December 2016.

Groizard, J. 2017. Identity, community and intersectionality within the NSW greyhound racing community. Australasian Animal Studies Association Adelaide 2017 Conference: Animal Intersections, Adelaide 3-5 July 2017.