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Welcome Lin Huebner as ASI’s New Executive Director!

We are so pleased to announce that we have hired a new Executive Director! Linda Huebner has worked on behalf of animals for decades. She has significant hands-on experience caring for a variety of domestic, farmed, and wild animals and has also advocated for...

Announcing the Winner of the 2017 Undergraduate Paper Prize

We are so pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Undergraduate Paper Prize in Human-Animal Studies: Jade Ford!  Jade's paper is titled "Man’s Best Friend … and Sometimes Target: How Negative Interpersonal Relations are Related to Animal Abuse Proclivity," and will...

New PhD Program at the University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has a new PhD in Human-Animal Studies!   Students undertaking the PhD in Human-Animal Studies (PhD HUAN) at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand will work with supervisors drawn from a pool of over a dozen...

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The New Issue of Sloth is Out!

We are excited to announce the publication of Sloth, Vol. 3, No. 2, with articles by Fabiolla Lorusso, Jana Canavan, Hannah Strode, Anisah Spahn, and  Jessica Secmezsoy-Urquhart. Sloth is an online journal that publishes international, multi-disciplinary writing by...


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Creating Safer and More Compassionate Communities

On April 19, 2017 Animals & Society Institute's Lisa Lunghofer will be at the Humane Society of Huron Valley giving a day-long training on animal abuse, teaching professionals what they need to know to recognize the problem and intervene effectively. The morning...

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