Carol Gigliotti, PhD, is an author, artist, vegan, animal activist, and scholar whose work focuses on animals as creative and cultural beings. Her award-winning book, The Creative Lives of Animals (NYU PRESS, 2022)challenges current assumptions of creativity as only a human undertaking, In the book, argues for a redefinition of creativity that includes animal creativity, cognition, and agency and animals as essential contributors to biodiversity.
She is Professor Emeritus of Design and Dynamic Media at the Emily Carr University of Arts and Design, Vancouver, BC. She is the editor of the book, Leonardo’s Choice: Genetic Technologies and Animals and the author of numerous book chapters and journal essays on these topics. Her work is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, The Sitka Center for the Arts and Ecology, and Coppermoss Writing Residency, among others.