Sloth, Volume 5, No. 1, Winter 2019

Sloth version 4Editor’s Introduction by Joel MacClellan

Animals as Social Subjects: Toward Inclusive Social Interaction” by Sariyah Mohammed

The ‘Other’ in the Context of Human Slavery & Genocide and Current Nonhuman Animal Industrial Systems” by Ayesha Saeed

The relationship between meat consumption and power in late medieval and early modern England” by Nicole Maceira Cumming

The Farm Myth: Fantasy Farms, Factory Farming” by Vita Sleigh

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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.


  • Joel MacClellan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University New Orleans

Associate Editors

  • Elizabeth “Liz” Clancy, Research Administrator, NYU Langone Medical Center, Public Policy (Veterinary Ethics, Animal Welfare, Companion Animal Issues)
  • Kris Hiuser, Independent Scholar (Religion and Theology)
  • Alastair Hunt, Associate Professor of English, Portland State University (English and Literature)
  • Kara Kendall-Morwick, Assistant Professor of English, Washburn University (English and Literature)
  • Maria Lux, Assistant Professor of Art, Whitman College (Art)
  • Seven Mattes, Recent PhD in Anthropology, Michigan State University (Anthropology)
  • Mariana Olsen, PhD Student, Psychology, Montana State University (Psychology)
  • Jonathan Sparks-Franklin,  PhD Candidate in Religious Studies, Indiana University (Philosophy and Religion)
  • Elizabeth Tavella, PhD Candidate, Italian Studies, University of Chicago (Romance Languages and Literature)

Copy Editor

Katheryn Lawson, PhD Student, History, University of Delaware

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