Volume 3, Number 2 - Spring 2012


Andrea Bolla completed her Masters degree in Geography at the University of Guelph in 2009. Andrea lives in Botswana where she is conducting research on predator-livestock conflict.

Lynda Birke is a co-editor of Humanimalia, and Visiting Professor of Anthrozoology at the University of Chester, UK. She is a biologist, and has worked for many years in feminist science studies and human-animal studies. Her current research focuses on horses — a lifelong passion. Her books include Feminism, Animals and Science, Feminism and the Biological Body, and (with Arnie Arluke and Mike Michael), The Sacrifice: How Scientific Experiments Transform Animals and People. She is a co-editor of Humanimalia.

Robert Geroux teaches courses in Political Theory at DePauw University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, and was for three years Postdoctoral Fellow in Western Traditions/Core Humanities at the University of Nevada-Reno. Robert's work has appeared in Kronoscope, The Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory, and Polygraph among other places.

Tora Holmberg is a co-editor of Humanimalia. She is a sociologist and works at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala University, Sweden. Her main research interests concern animals in experiments and bio-technology, and more recently, controversies over urban animals. Homepage: www.ibf.uu.se/PERSON/ tora/tora.html

Alice Hovorka is Associate Professor in Geography at the University of Guelph. Alice’s research focuses broadly on human-environment relations in Southern Africa; she is currently interested in the lives of animals in Botswana.

Fredrik Karlsson has an academic background in Religious Studies and Philosophy, as well as Medical Biology. He has a doctorate of ethics, which suits his interdisciplinary approach. His former work includes a monograph on notions of justification and prioritization in the philosophical animal-rights discourse. As a postdoctoral researcher, his interests concerns ethical theory and perceptions of animals. At present, he teaches ethics of religions, sustainable development, and global ethics. He is associated to the HumAnimal group at Uppsala University.

Aaron Moe is a doctoral student at Washington State University.  His research interests include the rhetorical energy of gestures (textual and bodily), poetry and poetics in the long twentieth century, and a multiculturalism that includes nonhuman animals. His work has appeared in The Journal of Ecocriticism, Spring: The Journal of the E. E. Cummings Society, CT Review, and Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.  

Deborah Bird Rose is Professor of Social Inclusion at Macquarie University, Sydney, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Her research focuses on human / nonhuman relationships in this time of extinctions. Recent books include Wild Dog Dreaming: Love and Extinction (2011, University of Virginia Press, in their series ‘Under the Sign of Nature: Explorations in Ecocriticism’), the re-released second edition of Country of the Heart: An Indigenous Australian Homeland (2011, Aboriginal Studies Press), and the third edition of the prize-winning ethnography Dingo Makes Us Human (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Gary Steiner is John Howard Harris Professor of Philosophy at Bucknell University. He is the author of Descartes as a Moral Thinker: Christianity, Technology, Nihilism (Prometheus/Humanity Books, 2004); Anthropocentrism and Its Discontents: The Moral Status of Animals in the History of Western Philosophy (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005); Animals and the Moral Community: Mental Life, Moral Status, and Kinship (Columbia University Press, 2008); and Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism (Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2012).

Antoine Traisnel is a doctoral student in the Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University. He also holds a doctorate in American Literature from the Université Charles-de-Gaulle, Lille 3. He is currently completing his book manuscript, Blasted Allegories: Après-coups critiques de Nathaniel Hawthorne, which addresses the critical dimensions of allegory in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s romances (forthcoming from Aux Forges de Vulcain, 2012). He has taught and published in the fields of 19th and 20th-century American, French and German literature, philosophy, and zoology. He has been the recipient of the Fulbright and the Georges Lurcy Fellowship.

Thom van Dooren is a lecturer in philosophy and environmental studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His current research focuses on ethical and philosophical issues in the context of species extinctions, with a particular focus on birds. He is the author of Vulture (Reaktion Books, 2011) and co-editor with Deborah Bird Rose of the Ecological Humanities section of the Australian Humanities Review.