The ASI-WAS Human-Animal Studies Fellowship was started by the Animals and Society Institute (ASI) in 2007 and enables 6-8 fellows to pursue research in residence at Wesleyan University at the College of the Environment. In 2010, ASI began a partnership with Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, which now hosts the fellowship. Wesleyan is a selective private, coeducational, non-sectarian school of liberal arts and sciences known for the excellence of its academic and co-curricular programs. Wesleyan’s College of the Environment was created in 2009 with a belief in the resilience of the human spirit and a desire to engage students and scholars in discussions about environmental issues and their social and political impact. The fellowship is designed to support recipients’ individual research in human-animal studies as well as to promote interdisciplinary exchange among the fellows.
Starting in 2017, we are replacing the human-animal studies fellowship with a summer human-animal studies institute. Please visit this page to find out more about it!
Find out what publications the fellows have produced!
Meet the 2008 Fellows!
Meet the 2007 Fellows!
And read Animals, the blog created by fellowship hosts Lori Gruen and Kari Weil and authored by a selection of former fellows!