Australasian Animal Studies Association

Krylova, Katya

PhD Candidate

University of Canterbury

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Currently, Katya is working on her PhD thesis "More-than-human Tongues: Talking Animals and Their Agencies in Technocultural Networks." Her research focuses on the ethical issues related to the representation of animals on social media. As a part of this project, Katya is researching specific vocabularies used to voice companion animals on Instagram to speculate on how this practice may influence human-animal relationships and animal wellbeing. Her research interests also include critical studies of cuteness and representation of animals in contemporary art, film and video games.


The Market of Convenient Animals, a book published by The New Literary Observer Publishing House as a part of the Everyday Culture series, 2022.

Sentient Body: Re-liberation of Dissident Subjectivity through Skinship, Pulse: The Journal of Science and Culture, Volume 8, 2021.

Not in Love and Never Alone: Understanding Neoliberal Intimacies through The Lobster, Film International, Volume 19, Number 2, 1 June 2021.