Sloth, Volume 6, No. 1, Winter 2020

Sloth version 4Editor’s Introduction by Joel MacClellan


Centering the Sloth in an Early Modern Map of Peru by Abigail Weinberg

Pick a Pack: Animal Companionship and Shifting Identities in Andrew Marvell’s ‘The Nymph Complaining for the Death of Her Faun by Jerome Lim Jit How

Cultures of Interspecies Cetacean Groups by Julie Gardella

‘All Animals Are Equal’: Animal Farm in the Anthropocene by Mikhaila Bishop

The Unseen Labor Force: Animal Agriculture Under Global Capitalism—Exploring the Role of Architecture and Planning in the Objectification of Marginalized Groups within the British Dairy Industry by Ruby Sleigh

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About Sloth

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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