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2017 Summer Institute Participants

The Animals & Society Institute and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are excited to announce the participants for the 2017 ASI-UIUC HAS Summer Institute, to be held this July at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

This year’s participants are:

  • Katherine Altizer, PhD Candidate in Musicology, Music, and Ethics, Indiana University: Ineffability: Humpback Whale Song and Human Cultures
  • Anat Ben-Yonatan. PhD Candidate in Sociology & Anthropology, Bar-Ilan University: “A time to kill” (Ecclesiastes, 3:3): Jewish Shochtim in a changing reality.
  • Hailey Burgess. PhD Candidate in French Language & Literature, University of Washington:  Reading the Real Animal: The Depictions and Perceptions of Literary Animals in 19th Century French Literature.
  • Ruth Burke. PhD Candidate in Art, University of Michigan: Ruminant.
  • Simon Coughlan. Lecturer in Philosophy, Australian Catholic University: Keeping Family Together: Older People and Nonhuman Animal Companions.
  • Beth Fields-Hoesly. PhD Candidate in Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University: Riding in The Moment: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Case Study of the Daily Lives of Institutionalized Adults with Dementia.
  • Michelle Granden.  PhD Candidate in Psychology, University of West Georgia: Zoo Animals Gone Wild: A Cultural-Discursive Study of the Animal.
  • Sara Granovetter. PhD Candidate in Ecopsychology, California Institute of Integral Studies: The Asymmetrical Mirror: Nonhuman Animal Subjectivity and the Human Animal “I.”
  • Teresa Greppi. PhD Candidate in Spanish & Portuguese, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Challenging Childhood Innocence: Literary Animals and Child Protagonists as Agents for Social Change.
  • Katherine Hayward.  DVM/MPH Candidate in Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign:  Amphibian Pathogen Project.
  • Jessica Landau.  PhD Candidate in Art History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign:  “A Visitor Who Does Not Remain”: American Wilderness and its Disruptions in the Long Twentieth Century.
  • Katheryn Lawson.  PhD Candidate in Music and Library Sciences, University of Iowa: Performative Birds and Trauma in American Theatre and Culture.
  • Ying Liu. PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Warwick: Human-Dog Relations in Yulin, China.
  • Teresa Lloro-Bidart. Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, California State Polytechnic University: Animal Edutainment in a Neoliberal Era.
  • Maria Lux. Assistant Professor of Art, Whitman College: Playing House: The question and potential of radical cross-species families in 1960’s science.
  • Seven Mattes. PhD Candidate in Anthropology, Michigan State University: Animals Left Behind: A Multispecies Ethnography of Japanese Animal Rescue Organizations.
  • Miranda Niittynen. PhD Candidate in Women’s Studies, University of Western Ontario:  UnDead Animal Art: Ethical Encounters through Rogue Taxidermy Sculpture.
  • Brittany Roberts. PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature, UC Riverside: Being-With: Ontological Difference, Interrelational Ecologies, and the Human-Non-Human Dynamic in Russian and American Horror.
  • Ike Sharpless. PhD Candidate in Political Science, UC San Diego: Just Animals? Aristotle, Biosemeotics, and the Contemporary Political Theory of Animals.
  • Martha Sherrill. PhD Candidate in Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Communication Partners in Animal-Assisted Therapy: cross species roles and agency in the clinical space.
  • Hayley Singer.  Coordinator in Creative Writing, University of Melbourne: The Red Business.
  • Jonathan Sparks-Franklin.  PhD Candidate in Religious Studies, Indiana University: Rituals of Response: Religion, Critical Animal Studies and Dispossessed Subjectivity.
  • Valerie Stevens. PhD Candidate in English Literature, University of Kentucky: Nineteenth Century Pets and the Politics of Touch.
  • Karisa Tang, DVM. College of Veterinary Medicine Resident, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Cetaceans in Managed Care.
  • Paula Tarankow.  PhD Candidate in History, Indiana University:  In Search of Humanity: Animal Protection in the Post Civil War South.
  • Aviva Vincent. PhD Candidate in Social Welfare Case Western Reserve University: Canine Support in Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Cameron Whitley.  PhD Candidate in Sociology, Michigan State University: Risk, Energy Development and the Human-Animal Relationship.
  • Silke Zeller.  PhD Candidate in Psychology, University of Landau in der Pfalz, Germany: Animal Abuse, Cruelty and Dominance.

The participants came from all over the world!

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