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We are so proud to announce the participants for the 2019 ASI-UIUC Summer Institute. As you can see, these scholars, who come from around the world, have super interesting projects!

Hallie Abelman, NYU Tisch School of the Arts. The Home Lives of Animal Objects.

Danielle Alesi, University of Nebraska/Lincoln. Consuming Empire: Eating and Engaging with Animals in the Americas, 1492-1700.

Pablo Castello, Royal Holloway, University of London. Language Animals Humans: A philosophical study with ethico-political implications.

Alessia Cecchet, UC Santa Cruz. Eating and Resurrecting the Goats: Animal Bodies, Death and Western Cultural Practices.

Limor Chen, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. “Stay Out of my Plate”: Vegan activism in Israel.

Genevieve Cottraux, Saybrook University. The importance of companion animals to socially marginalized populations and the role of service agencies as advocates: narratives of homeless individuals with companion animals.

Paula D’Amico, National Research Council. Interweaving Humans with Animals: A Biopolitical Approach of Wildlife Killing.

Alice DiConcetto, Harvard Law School. Cruelty Under Contract.

Anderson Hagler, Duke University. Buggering the Enlightenment: Sexual Deviancy, Shapeshifting, and Indigenous Vassals in Colonial Mexico.

Laure Hoenen, Universite de Strasbourg. The Stories of Vera and Némo: Animal Biography as a Tool to Make Sense of the Culling of Fourteen Herpes B Positive Tonkeana Macaques.

Gabriela Jarzebowska, University of Warsaw/Wesleyan. Animal as a threat. Cultural dimension of population control practices.

Alexandra Kimbo, University of Essex. Rethinking (anthropocentric) disciplinary foundations and assumptions through A.N. Whitehead: Towards an “Animal” Sociology.

Katarzyna Łogoźna-Wypych, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Analysis of representations and alterations of human-cat relationship in English-language literature.

Katharine Mershon, Whitman College.Canine Redemption Narratives in the American Imaginary.

Cara Miller, Gallaudet University. Relationship between Deaf identities and D/deaf and hard of hearing individuals’ attitudes toward hearing dog partnerships.

Katie Netti, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Nature, Culture and Ethics.

Mariana Olsen, University of Montana. Do As I Say, or As I Do? The relationship between owner executive function, training practices, and canine impulsivity.

Mira Reyes, University of Pardubice. Otherwise than Anthropocentrism: Levinas Face-to-Face with the Animal.

Peter Sands, University of Sheffield. Cold War Animal: Systems, Environments, Species.

Francisco Santiago-Avila, University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison. An interdisciplinary evaluation of large carnivore management: the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes

Mihaiela Swift, King’s College London. Animals as agents of geohazard knowledge, prediction and communication: Human- Animal-Geos assemblages in the risk zones of Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico.

Georgitta Valiyamattam, Gitam University. Forgotten Species: Examining the collective displacement of communities and native Indian dog breeds.

Kevin Wienke, Marquette University. The Dog Question: Race, Class and Canines in 19th Century America.

Drew Winter, Rice University. Ethical Hyperobject Imaginaries: animal bodies, capital, and climate in Denmark.

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