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ASI’s Board President, Kenneth Shapiro, will be speaking at The Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology Annual Conference, held from  May 24-25 at the Fordham University Lincoln Center on a panel titled “Qualitative Methods: Advancing Ethical Inquiry in Human-Animal Relations and Studies.”  Ken’s own talk, “Human-Animal Studies: A Challenge for Qualitative Analysis,” will include a description of the state of the field of human-animal studies (HAS)– its definition, scope, history, problematics, and possible future trajectories, and in particular, will focus on qualitative methods that the field of psychology can use when examining human-animal interaction, including Symbolic interactionism, actor network theory, phenomenology, and action research methods.