Volume 6, Number 2 - Spring 2015

Contributors


Stina Attebery is a PhD candidate in English at the University of California at Riverside. Her research focuses on animal studies, biopolitics, media and technoculture, and indigenous studies. She is an editor for the Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction and currently serves as a student representative for the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts.

Chloe Diamond-Lenow is a PhD candidate in Feminist Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara.  Her dissertation, “Boundary Affects: Race, Gender, Sex, Species in the ‘War on Terror,’” analyzes the affective responses that circulate in reaction to the construction and deconstruction of racialized and gendered boundaries between humans and animals in war.  She is also co-convener and founder of the UCSB HumAnimality Research Focus Group.

Richard Iveson is postdoc research fellow in the Centre for Critical & Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland, and a co-editor of Humanimalia. His first book, Zoogenesis: Thinking Encounter with Animals, was published in 2014.

Hillary Kelleher is an independent scholar who has taught at DePauw University, University of Rhode Island, and New York University. Her teaching and research interests include early modern literature, critical theory, and writing pedagogy. She is currently completing a book (Unknowing Herbert: The Dark End of The Temple) on George Herbert and the via negativa. She also fosters homeless animals and volunteers for several rescue organizations, including a Trap-Neuter-Return program for feral cats on Great Guana Cay.

Dr Céline Granjou is Senior Researcher the Research Institute for Environment and Agriculture in France (Irstea, Grenoble), and visiting academic at the University of Technology in Sydney (Australia). Her background is Science and Technology Studies, environmental sociology and political studies. Her research topics include nature conservation policies, biodiversity sciences (ecology, taxonomy), protected areas, wildlife monitoring, risks' assessment and expertise. She is member of the Editorial Board of the Revue d'Anthropologie des Connaissances and coordinated the project PANBIoptique "The new institutions of biodiversity: Inventorying, digitizing, expertizing Nature" funded by the French National Agency for Research. She is author of a number of scientific articles in STS journals and in journals devoted to environmental topics.

Caitlin Rose Myers is a PhD candidate at The University of Arizona in Tucson.  She specializes in British Romanticism, the Gothic, the medieval legacy of romance, and posthuman theory. 

Richie Nimmo is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Manchester, UK, where he teaches research methods, human-animal relations and environmental sociology. His research interests lie in the terrain of posthumanism, science studies, ontology and materialities. Currently he is editing a book on actor-network theory and thinking about the Anthropocene. He is the author of Milk, Modernity and the Making of the Human.

Boria Sax teaches at Sing Sing prison, and online for the graduate literature program at Mercy College. His most recent books include The Mythical Zoo, Imaginary Animals, and Stealing Fire.

Joshua Schuster is an assistant professor of English at the University of Western Ontario.  His book The Ecology of Modernism: American Environments and Avant-Garde Poetics is forthcoming in 2015 from University of Alabama Press.  He is currently working on a new book, What Is Extinction? A Cultural and Natural History of Last Animals.

Devika Sharma is assistant professor of Modern Culture at the University of Copenhagen. She is the author of Amerikanske fængselsbilleder: Kunst, kultur og indespærring i samtidens USA [American Prison Imagery: Arts, Culture, and Incarceration in the Contemporary U.S.] and the co-editor (with Frederik Tygstrup) of Structures of Feeling, a volume exploring the significance of affectivity for the study of culture (forthcoming, De Gruyter’s 2014). Currently, she is working on a monograph on contemporary humanitarian culture, focusing specifically on images of Africa as vital to a humanitarian feeling culture. 

Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir is currently a guest Professor at Malmö Art Academy, Lund University. She works collaboratively in her research based art practice with the artist Mark Wilson, exploring issues of history, culture and environment in relation to both humans and non-human animals. Their artworks have been exhibited internationally. Their art projects nanoq: flat out and bluesome, an artist survey of stuffed polar bears in the UK, has toured widely in Europe since 2006 and is now, together with the process archive for the project, part of international museum art collections. Their artworks have amongst other been exhibited as part of the international Biennials, Gothenburg (2011) and the 5th Moscow Biennial (2013). Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson contributed a chapter , Feral Attraction - Art, becoming and erasure, to the Handbook of Animal Studies published by Routledge (2014). They are currently Research Fellows at the Centre for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art.

Daniel Vandersommers is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Kenyon College.  He is working on a book manuscript entitled Laboratories, Lyceums, Lords: The National Zoological Park and the Transformation of Humanism in Nineteenth-Century America. This project, by closely examining the first decades of the National Zoo, links intellectual and cultural history with environmental history and the history of science, arguing that the public zoo movement and the rise of popular zoology significantly challenged common notions about animals and their place in the world.

Adam Weitzenfeld is a writer, educator, guest speaker, and activist who currently serves as media editor for the Journal for Critical Animal Studies. He also maintains a critical animal studies resource list at his blog HEALTH <http://eco-health.blogspot.com>. Adam received a Master's in Philosophy from the University of North Texas.