Sloth Volume 4, No. 1, Winter 2018

Sloth version 4Editors’ Introduction.” Kelly Enright, Richie Nimmo, and Joel MacClellan

What Does It Mean to be Human, and Not Animal? Examining Montaigne’s Literary Persuasiveness in ‘Man is No Better Than the Animals.'” Rory W. Collins

The Ecological and Human-Centered Benefits of Wolf Reintroduction to Yellowstone National Park.” Allison G. Kelley

Deforestation and Poaching Consequences on Dwindling Populations of Lions (Panthera leo), Tigers (Panthera tigris), and Jaguars (Panthera onca).” Abigail Robinson

“The Question of Non-Human Animals in Sociology.” Albert Ferkl

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Sloth is an online bi-annual journal that publishes international, multi-disciplinary writing by undergraduate students and recent graduates that deals with human/non-human animal relationships from the perspectives of the social sciences, the humanities, and the natural sciences. Sloth showcases the important and innovative contributions of undergraduates, giving those who are interested in human/non-human animal relationships a way to contribute to and engage with the field, as well as an opportunity to build their skills, knowledge, and resumes in anticipation of their graduate school careers.


  • Kelly Enright, Assistant Professor of History, Director of Public History, Flagler College
  • Richie Nimmo, Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester
  • Joel MacClellan, Assistant Professor, Loyola University New Orleans

Associate Editors:

  • Stephan Blatti, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director, Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities, University of Memphis
  • Alaistair Hunt, Assistant Professor of English, Portland State University
  • Eliza Ruiz Izaguirre, Veterinarian and Recent PhD, Waginingen University
  • Tom Tyler, Lecturer in Digital Culture, University of Leeds
  • Joshua Russell, Assistant Professor, Canisius College Anthrozoology Program
  • Lisa Kane, Co-Founder, Coalition for Captive Elephant Well Being
  • Kara Kendall-Morwick, Assistant Professor of English, Washburn University
  • Joshua Kercsmar, PhD Candidate, History Department, University of Notre Dame
  • Ann Marie Thornburg, PhD Student, Anthropology, University of Notre Dame
  • Hayley Glaholt, Mediation Intern, Riverdale Mediation Ltd.

Copy Editor: Katheryn Lawson, PhD Student, History, University of Delaware

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