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 1 (2018)
Naming the Field by Ken Shapiro, Founder, Animals & Society Institute, Editor, Society & Animals, Co-Editor, Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
Anthrozoology by Anthony Podberscek, Professor, School of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Editor in Chief, Anthrozoös
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
Intersectionality by Corey Wrenn, Professor of Sociology and Director of Gender Studies at Monmouth University
Art and Animals by Jessica Ullrich, Professor for Aesthetics and Art Education at the Academy of Fine Arts Muenster
Zoophilia by Andrea Beetz, Researcher and Teacher in the Department of Special Education, University of Rostock
The Political Turn by Siobhan O’Sullivan, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Research, School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales
Animal Rights by H. Peter Steeves, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Humanities Center at DePaul University
Animal Ethics by Kathie Jenni, Professor of Philosophy and Director of Human-Animal Studies, University of Redlands
Queer Animality by Joshua Russell, Assistant Professor in Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation, and in Anthrozoology, at Canisius College
Anthropomorphism by Robert Mitchell, Professor of Psychology and Animal Studies, Eastern Kentucky University
Biopolitics by Dinesh Wadiwel, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and Socio-Legal Studies, University of Sydney
Season 2 (2019)
Theory of Mind by Alexandra Horowitz, Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Barnard CollegeComing Soon!
Anthropocentrism by Helen Kopnina, Assistant Professor, Sustainable Business, The Hague UniversityComing Soon!
The Animal Turn by Harriet Ritvo, Professor of History, MITComing Soon!
The Link by Lisa Lunghofer, Human-Animal Programs Director, Animals & Society InstituteComing Soon!
Rewilding by Jamie Lorimer, Associate Professor of Human Geography, University of OxfordComing Soon!
Zoopoetics by Aaron Moe, Assistant Professor, English, St. Mary’s CollegeComing Soon!
Biosemiotics by Alison Sealey, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Lancaster UniversityComing Soon!
Hierarchy by Alex Parrish, Associate Professor, School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication, James Madison UniversityComing Soon!
Humane Education by Zoe Weil, CoFounder and President of the Institute for Humane EducationComing Soon!
Animal Geography by Julie Urbanik, Independent Scholar and Legal ConsultantComing Soon!
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 ProfessorComing Soon!
Kinesthetic Empathy by Ken Shapiro, Founder, Animals & Society Institute, Editor, Society & Animals, Co-Editor, Journal of Applied Animal Welfare ScienceComing Soon!
Phenomenology by Ralph Acampora, Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, Hofstra UniversityComing Soon!