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Summer Institute 2019 Participants

Meet the 2019 ASI-UIUC Summer Institute Participants!

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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