I am an Assistant Professor in the baccalaureate anthrozoology program at Beacon College in Florida, and a member of the University of Exeter EASE working group. My current research focuses on human-pachyderm relationships in Nepal, Greater One-Horned rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis) and Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) conservation, and captive elephant health and welfare. Former research includes the effects of ecotourism and conservation travel on wild animal conservation, and also how humans employ language to control other animals’ bodies and welfare. I cofounded and cohost The Anthrozoology Podcast, where early career researchers and guests discuss a wide variety of topics related to our complex relationships with other animals.
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