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Professor of History

Valdosta State University

Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

University of Technology Sydney

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Cultural representations of the Australian White Ibis; Ibis rewildings

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Advanced Degree Student

Swinburne University of Technology
Appleby, Dr Roslyn

Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

University of Technology Sydney

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Posthumanist applied linguistics, feminist perspectives, and the representation of animals and birds in news media, science, and the arts

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Arcari, Dr Paula

Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow

Edge Hill University, UK
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Mundane and normalised practices involving animals and the temporal and spatial sites in which they occur.

Senior Lecturer, English Literature

University of the Sunshine Coast

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Animal representations in recent Australian (particularly female authored) fiction; dingo representations and wild life management practice

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Armstrong, Philip. Professor

Professor of English

University of Canterbury

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Animals and nature in literature, cultural representations and practices; animals and colonialism, decolonisation and globalisation

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Bayes, Dr Chantelle

Sessional Lecturer, adjunct researcher

Griffith University
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Bell, Marika

Anthrozoologist and host of the podcast The Deal with Animals

Independent

PhD Candidate

The University of Melbourne

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Cannibalism; Animal studies; Cultural studies; Ethics

Independent Scholar


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Animal Ethics; Animal and environmental protection

Researcher

University of Sydney

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Human-animal relationships in the intersection of sustainability studies, ecological thought and social change for sustainability.
Welfare conceptions of the thoroughbred industry and of animal protection organisations.

Lecturer, Level B
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

University of Tasmania

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Animal Welfare; Canine Health.

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Independent Scholar

Independent Scholar
Aotearoa New Zealand

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Representations of animals in culture; ecocriticism; posthumanism; anthropomorphism

PhD Candidate

University of Sydney

Senior Research Fellow

School of the Arts, English and Media, University of Wollongong

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Animal Studies; modernist art and literature; critical and cultural theory with a focus on the lived experiences of non-human animals – particularly those in the cattle industries in Australia. Founder and chief editor of Animal Studies Journal

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La Trobe University
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Dog welfare; ethical dog acquisition, 'breed' and dog caretaking attitudes and discourses

PhD Candidate

Melbourne Law School

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Animal welfare law and regulation

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Enter the animal: Cross-species perspectives on grief and spirituality

Independent Scholar


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Evolutionary thanatology, animal emotion, human-nonhuman animal relations, animal self-determination and liberation

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Browne, Dr Josephine

Adjunct (ECR)

Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research
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Sociology, literature and fiction in relation to other animals, with particular interest in discourse analysis, political ideologies, violence and grief

Graduate Student

University of Melbourne
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Literary representations of animals, domestication and feminism

Lecturer, Environmental Science

School of Life and Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University

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Writer (fiction, poetry)
PhD Student at RMIT

RMIT
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Writer (fiction, poetry)

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PhD Candidate

University of Wollongong
Caulfield, Dr Malcolm

Prosecutions Officer
Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Science, The University of Technology Sydney

RSPCA Tasmania

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Animal law and science; Animal welfare

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Celermajer, Danielle. Professor

Deputy Director (Academic) Sydney Environment Institute

University of Sydney

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Ethics; human rights and animal rights; non-human subjectivities; multispecies communities

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PhD Candidate

University of Sydney

DECRA Fellow and Lecturer in Anthropology

The University of Sydney

Sophie Chao
Chen, Dr Peter

Senior Lecturer

University of Sydney

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Animal welfare; new media and the politics of animal protection

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Chrulew, Dr Matthew

Senior Research Fellow

Writing and Cultural Studies, School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, Curtin University
Clough, Professor David L.

Professor in Theology and Applied Sciences

University of Aberdeen

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Coleman, Dr Ellie

Doctor of Creative Arts

University of Southern Queensland
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Dr Ellie Coleman is an installation artist who is passionate about practice-led research and animal ethics particularly in contemporary art.

PhD Candidate

Deakin University

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JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow

Graduate School of International Media, Communication, and Tourism Studies, Hokkaido University

PhD Candidate

University of Canterbury
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Multi-species ethnography; animal biography

Masters student, University of Divinity
Associate Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics


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Farm- and working-animal welfare, including live export; ethical food production; animals as “raw materials” and research subjects; animal abuse and neglect (particularly concerning farm animals)

PhD Candidate

University of Canterbury

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Veterinary medicine; cognition; moral agency in animals

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De Rosa, Fiona

PhD Candidate

UniSA
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PhD Candidate: multispecies relations & multispecies ethnography
Urban Planner/Consultant: Balancing Act Adelaide Pet-friendly Planning

Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University

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Extinction; Cultural Studies; Species History

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Deckers, Jan

Senior Lecturer

School of Medical Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University

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Della Bosca, Hannah

PhD Candidate

University of Sydney

PhD Candidate

University of Tasmania

Samantha Dennis
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PhD Candidate

University at Buffalo

PhD Candidate

University of Southern Queensland

Associate Lecturer, UNSW Art + Design

PhD Candidate, MADA, Monash University
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Histories of non-human animal introductions (particularly birds) into the 'New World'. 19th century house sparrow introductions into Brooklyn, Buenos Aires and Melbourne.

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Honours Student

University of Tasmania
Animal Enthusiasms: Life Beyond Cage and Leash in Rural Pakistan

DECRA Fellow, Anthropology

Australian National University

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PhD Candidate

University of Sydney

Visiting Fellow

Queensland University of Technology
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Human-animal dynamics and governance; discourse, policy and justice

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Fijn, Dr Natasha

Research Fellow

Australian National University
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Animal studies, visual anthropology, observational film, eco-humanities, etho-ethnography/ethno-ethology, animal domestication, Mongolia, cross-cultural perceptions and attitudes towards other animals.

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Independent Scholar


'little black pig' in the holding pen at the abbattoir

PhD Candidate

University of Melbourne

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Representation of animals in literature; animals and contemporary Australian poetry

Fraser, A/Prof Heather

Course Coordinator of Master of Social Work Program

Queensland University of Technology

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Heather Fraser is a critical social worker who uses visual methods and narrative research in the areas of violence and abuse (humans and animals), oppression and privilege, community organising and service delivery.

Senior Lecturer in Japanese

University of Queensland
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Animal studies and literature, fairy tales, animal representations and human-animal relationships

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Freeman, Dr Carol

Adjunct Researcher

University of Tasmania

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The representation of animals in scientific literature, film, wildlife documentaries, contemporary and historical writing, fiction and advertising

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Gadenne, Dr Donelle

Visiting Lecture in Sociology and in Animal Welfare

University of Winchester

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Veterinary nursing, vegan abolitionist, Critical Animal Studies

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Gildfind, Dr. Helen

Fiction Writer (Independant)

Independant

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I am a fiction writer and see literature as a powerful, covert means to shape sociocultural conversations and individual world-views by exploring the complexity, ambiguity, and consequences of human experiences and understandings.

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Honours Student

University of Sydney

Nevzorov Haute Ecole

Australian Representative

PhD Candidate

University of Newcastle
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Through the exploration of the social worlds of greyhound racing and rescue I consider how animals and people can become entangled in contention as a result of different beliefs around human-animal relationships.

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Deakin University

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Adjunct Lecturer

Southern Cross University
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The rights of nature; decolonizing non-human – human interactions.

Harpur, Julia

Student

University of Tasmania

PhD Candidate

University of Technology Sydney

PhD Student

University of Exeter
Summary

https://anthrozoopod.wixsite.com/anthrozoopod
https://www.kissingsharks.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqZyC9YmMBM&t=22s

I have many roles: academic, student, research assistant, editor, dog-human, ecofeminist

associated with: Australian National University, University of Canberra, University of Tasmania

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My goal is to rewrite destructive narratives around humanity's relationship to the more-than-human world.

Hermanoff, Eisa

Graduate Student

University of Lapland
Hill, Dr Kris

PhD Candidate

University of Exeter
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Hirtenfelder, Claudia

PhD Candidate

Queen's University
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Post Graduate Researcher and PhD Candidate in Anthrozoology

University of Exeter

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PhD Candidate

University of the Sunshine Coast

PhD Candidate

La Trobe University
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Critical Animal Studies, Queer Theory, Gender Studies

Independent Scholar


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PhD Candidate

Florida International University

Senior policy researcher

Environmental Defence Society

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Lecturer

Deakin University

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Animal rights; nonhuman animals and the law

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Independent Scholar

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Researching animals in art; animal mascots; the human-animal bond.

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PhD Student

University of Canterbury

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PhD Candidate

RMIT University Melbourne
Laird, Dr Tessa

Lecturer, Critical and Theoretical Studies

University of Melbourne (VCA, School of Art)
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The cultural history of bats; animal art theory and criticism (colour theory, human-animal relations, theory for the Anthropocene, decolonisation); animal language; plant sentience; more-than-human perception

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Independent Scholar

Researcher and Director, EVER

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Rabbits, rabbit perspectives and rabbit exploitation; Animal rights; Vegan education

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Executive Dean, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

University of Wollongong
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PhD Candidate

The University of Sydney
Leane, Professor Elizabeth

Professor of English and Associate Dean Research

School of Humanities, College of Arts, Law and Education, University of Tasmania

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Literature; Animal Studies; Antarctic Studies

PhD Candidate

University of New South Wales

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Dingo Bold The Life and Death of K'gari Dingoes

Writer/Researcher/Editor

Adjunct, University of Technology Sydney; Research, University of Wollongong

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Dingo–human relationships; Colonialism; Decolonisation

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Lecturer, School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

University of New England

Simone Lyons
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Research interests include narrative representations of dogs and human–dog relations

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Senior Lecturer

RMIT University

PhD Candidate

University of Canterbury

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Compassionate Conservation; Pest Control; Speciesism

Adjunct Professor

Southern Cross University
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Social construction of non-human animals through tourism and leisure

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Deputy Head of School, School of Arts

University of New England, NSW
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Research interests include the perceptions of animals in nineteenth-century Britain, and human and animal studies as a discipline

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PhD Candidate

University of Adelaide

Lecturer in Law
School of Business and Law

CQUniversity Australia
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Australia’s animal protection regime.
The protection of domesticated animals as a socio-legal problem.

The Animals in That Country

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Massey University

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Creative writing, animal studies.

Student

Monash University
McKibbin, Philip

PhD Candidate

University of Sydney

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I am a writer from Aotearoa New Zealand.

PhD Candidate

University of the Sunshine Coast

Alannah Mewes
Milburn, Dr Josh

Lecturer in Political Philosophy and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

Loughborough University

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Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

University of Wollongong
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Linguistics research -
counter discourses of meat consumption and factory farming. The conflation of individual and species interests of non-human animals in environmental/ ecological discourses

Moore, Dr Gina

Lecturer, Animation and Interactive Media

RMIT University, Melbourne

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art and technology, digital media, 3D animation, procedural modelling, procedural animation, virtual reality

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Forrest Foundation PhD Scholar

Centre for Rock Art Research + Management, University of Western Australia

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Animals in Indigenous rock art; animals and social identity; decolonising taxonomic identification; ethology.

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mowson, lynn

Vice-chair, Australasian Animal Studies Association

University of Melbourne

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Dr lynn mowson is a sculptor whose practice is driven by the, often violent, entangled relationships between human and non-human animals, in particular agricultural animals and the biotech industries. Her sculptural research has been featured the books The Art of the Animal, Lantern Press, 2015, Carol J Adam’s Neither Man nor Beast, Bloomsbury, 2018, Animaladies, Bloomsbury Press, 2018. She has exhibited widely in Australia, and her artwork was included in SPOM: Sexual Politics of Meat at The Animal Museum, LA, in 2017. Currently her collaborative work 'feeler', focusing on the motherhood and consumption of Octopuses is touring Australia as part of Experimenta Life Forms.

Lecturer

Discipline of Media and Communication, University of Sydney

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The relationship between symbolism, attitude to and treatment of animals in ancient and modern Cyprus; animal studies publishing

PhD candidate

University of Tasmania

Senior Lecturer in International and Community Development

Deakin University

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Cattle trafficking and cattle industries in India; livestock industries; biopower; animals and urbanisms/urban planning

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Researcher

University of Veterinary Medicine
Neumark, Norie. Professor

Honorary Professorial Fellow, VCA; Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University

VCA, University of Melbourne; and La Trobe University
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Practice-based research; co-composing art and cultural work with nonhuman animals

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Senior Researcher, School of Social & Policy Studies

Flinders University

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Positive training, operant conditioning for companion, zoo, farm animals; animals and public health; impact and human control/management of introduced species; attitudes toward and policies on urban animals.

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O’Sullivan, Dr Siobhan

Senior Lecturer

University of New South Wales

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Animal welfare policy; Environmental ethics. Siobhan presents a regular podcast, Knowing Animals, on all things animal and ethics related.

O’Sullivan, Victoria

PhD candidate

The University of Auckland
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PhD Candidate

UNSW

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Professor of Law

Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
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Animal welfare regulation; Free range and higher animal welfare labelling; the politics, ethics and regulation of food.

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Paterson, Dr Mandy

Principal Scientist
Deputy Editor in Chief of the journal Animals, an open access journal

RSPCA Queensland

Historian

Yiagilang Ngarrngatj Seeking Knowledge Research Unit, Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation

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Phillips, Dr Perdita

Independent Scholar


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Animals in contemporary art; interactions between human and nonhuman worlds; animals in science; critical natural histories; animal vocalisation and bioacoustics

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PhD Candidate

University of the Sunshine Coast

PhD Student

University of Queensland
Potts, Annie. Professor

Professor and Cultural Studies Programme Coordinator, English and Cultural Studies, School of Humanities and Creative Arts

University of Canterbury

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Co-Director of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies at Canterbury University, Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Independent researcher

Senior Lecturer

Monash Business School
Pyke, Dr Susan

Teacher/Researcher

University of Melbourne

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Sue teaches at the University of Melbourne, writes in a range of genres and also provides editorial and research services.

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Quilty, Mona

Bachelor of Sculpture and Spatial Practice, 3rd year

Victorian College of the Arts

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I am a 24 year old artist and writer living in lutruwita/Tasmania. I am passionate about human/animal ethics, contemporary animal philosophy and visual art surrounding the topic of animals, to which my practice as a whole is devoted.

Ralph, Iris

Professor

Tamkang University

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Ramp, Associate Professor Daniel

Director of the Centre for Compassionate Conservation

University of Technology Sydney

Master of Arts by research student

University of Sunshine Coast

Graduate Student

University of Amsterdam

PhD Candidate

University of Canterbury

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PhD Candidate and Research Assistant (Theology)

Alphacrucis College

Daniela Rizzo
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Creature-inclusive theology that acknowledges the value and dignity of non-human creatures. Animal Theology, Pentecostal Theology and Pneumatology

Senior Lecturer

Swedish university of Agricultural Sciences

Helena Röcklinsberg

Honorary Associate Professor in Media & Cultural Studies

Edith Cowan University

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My current research focus on public attitudes to animal welfare identifies and maps recent shifts in the Australian imaginary and public sphere around human and animal relations.

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Russell, Dr Denise

Independent researcher

Summary

Whaling; cetacean vocalisation; environmental philosophy; animals and ethics

PhD Candidate

Australian National University

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Animal political and legal rights; animal ethics; animal law; animal activism

PhD Candidate

The University of Sydney

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Animal health, illness and healing practices in society, with a focus on Tibet, Bhutan and the Indian subcontinent.

Head of School, School of Creative Arts

University of Southern Queensland
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Animals in live performance; Animals and eco tourism; Wildlife conservation

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PhD Candidate

Griffith University
Sherman, Ondine

Co-founder and Managing Director of Voiceless,
PhD candidate at the University of Sydney

The University of Sydney

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Ondine is the Co-founder and MD of Voiceless, author and PhD candidate at Sydney University focussing on pro-animal values.

Subject Coordinator, tutor and supervisor

University of Melbourne

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Creative writing; Ecofeminism; Human-Animal studies

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Associate Professor, Film and Television Studies

Monash University
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Nonfiction screen media, animals and eco cinema

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National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru, India

PhD Scholar

Research Officer, The University of Adelaide
Co-founder, International Association of Vegan Sociologists
Sociology & Animals Thematic Group Co-convener, The Australian Sociological Association
Book Review Editor, Society & Animals Journal

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Dr Zoei Sutton is a sociologist interested in critical, nonhuman animal-centric research.

Independent researcher


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Human-cetacean relations; companion animal relations; the spaces of opposition regarding human-nonhuman animal relations; the ecology of wisdom; multi-species education; interspecies ethics

PhD Candidate

Deakin University
Tonge, Sara Louise

Graduate Student, Teaching Assistant

University of North Texas
Townend OAM, Dr Christine

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Founder and trustee, Kalimpong Animal Shelter, Darjeeling Animal Shelter;
Patron, Help in Suffering Animal Shelter, Jaipur;
Assistant Editor, Australian Animal Protection Law Journal

PhD Candidate, Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine (VELiM)

University of Sydney

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Raising the importance of protecting existing wildlife populations in local urban planning; The relationship between front-line emergency responders and companion animal ‘owners’ or guardians in natural disasters

Independent scholar

Lecturer

The University of the South Pacific
van Dooren, Thom. A/Professor

Associate Professor, ARC Future Fellow

University of Sydney

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Environmental Philosophy; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Ethics; Conservation and Extinction; Wildlife Management; Birds (esp. Corvids)

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PhD Candidate

University of Wollongong

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Human conflicts regarding wildlife; macropod management in the Australian Capital Territory

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Villanueva, Dr Gonzalo

Early Career Researcher

University of Melbourne

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History of animal activism; History of the Australian animal movement; Australian politics;  Social movement studies; the global activism of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

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Wadiwel, Associate Professor Dinesh

Senior Lecturer, Human Rights and Socio-legal Studies

University of Sydney

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Sovereignty and the nature of rights, violence, race and critical animal studies.

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Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania
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Primary research interest is the relationship between how nonhuman animals are depicted and what this might have to say about how these animals are thought about and treated.

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PhD Candidate

Bielefeld University

Tabea Sabrina Weber

PhD Candidate

RMIT University Melbourne
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White, Dr Steven

Senior Lecturer, Griffith Law School

Griffith University
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Animal protection ethics, law and policy.
Environmental law with a focus on wild animal protection.
Regulatory studies and protection of animals.

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Winter, Dr Christine

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sydney Environment Institute

Honorary affiliate researcher
Research Fellow with Project Air

Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute at the University of Wollongong

PhD Candidate

University of New England

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Health and safety for racehorses

Helprin, Holly

Masters Student

The University of Sydney
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PhD Student

University of Canterbury

Adjunct Professor

SOLES, University of Sydney

Independent film maker and writer

Honours Student

RMIT University

Independent scholar


Nikki Savvides
Summary

Nikki is interested in the use of more ethical forms of tourism to improve the welfare and conservation of Thailand’s captive elephants.

Schlagloth, Dr Rolf

Research Program Leader

CQ University

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Rolf Schlagloth is koala researchers and educator who believes in the power of the koala as a flagship species.

MPhil Student

University of Wollongong

Doctoral Candidate – Doctor of Philosophy, specialization in Environmental Education

University of Auckland