Defining Human-Animal Studies: An ASI Video Project
Because Human-Animal Studies scholars come from such diverse fields, they often have a difficult time reading the work of scholars from other fields, as the language and key theories are often so different.
To that end, ASI has begun a project whereby we approached a number of scholars with expertise in HAS in general, as well as in their own discipline. We invited these scholars to define, in 3-minute long videos, terms that are used within their realm of human-animal studies, but that may be unfamiliar to those outside of their sub-disciplines.
Season 2 (2019)
Season 3 (Coming in 2020)
Multi-Species Ethnography by Lindsay Hamilton, Senior Lecturer in Management at York University Management School
Vegan Studies by Richard Twine, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences and Co-
Urban Animals by Tora Holmberg, Associate Professor in Sociology, Uppsala University
Animality by Michael Lundblad, Professor of American Literature at the University of Oslo
Animism by Daniel Capper, Professor in Religion, University of Southern Mississippi
Cultural Animal Studies by Frederike Middelhoff, Post-Doc in the DFG Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Hamburg
Animal Horror by Katarina Gregersdotter, Associate Professor in English Literature at the Department of Language Studies, Umeå University, Sweden
Compassion Fatigue by Charles Figley, Paul Henry Kurzweg, MD Distinguished Chair in Disaster Mental Health and Director of the Tulane University Traumatology Institute, and School of Social Work Professor
Phenomenology by Ralph Acampora, Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, Hofstra University
Season 1 (2018)
Speciesism by Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne