Hill, Dr Kris

Hill, Dr Kris

PhD Candidate

University of Exeter
Research interests / activities

Once upon a time I was a plant developmental biology, and before that I was employed within the equestrian industry. Today am working on my second PhD in anthrozoology while building the foundations of a new career – either as an academic, educator, or within a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of both human and non-human animals. As part of the Exeter Anthrozoology as Symbiotic Ethics (EASE) working group, my doctoral project focuses on cat-human relations and social discourses surrounding free-roaming urban cats. My anthrozoology publications can be accessed here: https://katzenlife.wordpress.com/publications/

I co-organise an international student conference (Anthrozoology as International Practice, AIP), which provides students (including undergraduates) an opportunity to present their research (online), get a feel for the research culture and opportunities, and make connections with peers and potential mentors. I strongly believe that research should always be more than an academic exercise and am co-founder and host The Anthrozoology Podcast. I am passionate about the issue of companion animals and rental accommodation (including nursing homes and temporary shelters) and homelessness. 'Pets In Housing' is a key focus of SCAS, a non-profit organisation dedicated to advocacy and research related to the companion animal-human bond, for which I serve as a volunteer communications officer.



K. Hill, M. Szydlowski, S. Oxley Heaney, D. Busby (2021). Uncivilized behaviors: how humans wield “feral” to assert power (and control) over other species. Society & Animals, Accepted.

T. Warda, T. Aiello, K. Hill (2021). Nonhuman Animals as Symbols in the #BlackLivesMatter Protests of 2020. Society & Animals, Accepted.

J. Hooper, T. Aiello, K. Hill (2021). Portrayals of Animals in Covid-19 News Media. Anthrozoös, Accepted.

K. Hill (2021). Liminal animals in liminal spaces: A day at Berlin Zoo. Animalia, 5(1). www.animaliajournal.org/post/liminal-animals-in-liminal-spaces-a-day-at-berlin-zoo

K. Hill (2021). Animal-themed tattoo narratives: Insights into ontological perspectives. Anthrozoös, 34(4), 579-596. DOI:10.1080/08927936.2021.1914441

K. Hill (2021). Happy Hens or Healthy Eggs – A Summative Content Analysis Of How Hens Are Represented In Supermarket Egg Boxes Narratives. TRACE ∴ Journal for Human-Animal Studies, 7(1), 70-94. DOI:10.23984/fjhas.98684

K. Hill (2020). Tattoo narratives: Insights into multispecies kinship and griefwork. Anthrozoös, 33(6), 709-726. DOI:10.1080/08927936.2020.1824652