Resources for Faculty


The Animals & Society Institute has developed resources for faculty members who teach or want to teach human-animal relationship courses or want to develop human-animal studies courses. The links below will lead you to resources like our Defining Human-Animal Studies video series, our undergraduate peer-reviewed journal Sloth, ASI Digital Archive, and more.

Click here to see human-animal studies syllabi from faculty teaching in a variety of disciplines within the human-animal studies field. You are welcome to use these to build your own courses. 


The human-animal studies guidebooks provide a holistic overview of teaching and learning in the human-animal studies field. The focus of these books examine the interactions humans and animals have with each other and the ways animal lives intersect with human societies From in-depth analysis to case studies, and curricula, these books provide a hands-on approach to teaching in the human-animal studies field. Follow the link below to discover faculty guidebooks for teaching human-animal studies in the classroom.


ASI/A&S Colloquium and Webinars Series

ASI and the Animals & Society section of the American Sociological Association co-sponsor this series which is dedicated to highlighting research by emerging human-animal relationship scholars. This series also features publication workshops, job talks, and research by established scholars in the field.


Click the links below to see ASI managed journals


ASI’s Digital Archive is a searchable archive that contains much of our published material from the Society & Animals Journal, the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare, and our Policy Papers. Note that some files are accessible only by ASI Members while others are Open Access.  


Click the link below to see other academic journals dedicated to the field of Human-Animal Studies


Human-Animal Studies scholars come from such diverse fields and often times students have a difficult time reading work from other disciplines. To help in this area, the Animals & Society Institute invited 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.

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