Volume 8, Number 1 - Fall 2016


Katja Aglert is an artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. Her practice is based in transdisciplinary research and includes both individual and collaborative projects. Her work has been exhibited at Museum of Contemporary Art (CI), FLORA ars+natura (CO), Marabouparken (SE), National Museum of Denmark (DK), and elsewhere. Publications with Aglert’s work include You Say Light I Think Shadow (2014) and Winter Event – antifreeze, Winter Event – antifreeze, Winter Event – antifreeze, Winter Event – antifreeze (with Stefanie Hessler, 2014).

Monika Baár is Associate Professor of History at Leiden University. Her current research interests include the history of the human-animal-machine nexus and disability studies. She is the principal investigator of the European Research Council-funded project Rethinking Disability: The Global Impact of the International Year of Disabled Persons (1981) in Historical Perspective. Her recent publications include: “Prosthesis for the Body and for the Soul: The Origins of Guide Dog Provision for Blind Veterans in Interwar Germany,” which appeared in First World War Studies (5:1, open access at  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19475020.2015.1047890).

Geoffrey Barstow is an Assistant Professor in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion in Oregon State University. His research focusses on the history of vegetarianism in Tibet, and his forthcoming book, Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism, and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet, will be published in 2017 by Columbia University Press.

Lynda Birke is a feminist biologist best known for her work in feminist science studies. She is an associate editor of Society & Animals and consulting editor of Humanimalia.  Her many publications include Feminism and the Biological Body (1999), The Sacrifice: How Scientific Experiments Transform Animals and People (with Arnold Arluke and Mike Michael, 2007), and most recently Crossing Boundaries: Investigating Human-Animal Relationships (with Jo Hockenhull, 2012).

Vladimir Dinets has a Ph.D. in Zoology (Animal Behavior) from University of Miami. He is currently an Assistant Research Professor at the Psychology Department of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he studies evolution of complex behavior, as well as behavioral ecology and its applications to conservation. In his spare time he looks for rare and little-known animals in remote parts of the world.

Daisy Domínguez is Information Literacy Librarian and Assistant Professor at The City College of New York Libraries. She taught a service-learning course entitled Animal Welfare in Historical Perspective in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States and is currently working on an exhibit about animal emotions set to open at CCNY Libraries in the fall of 2017.

Tora Holmberg is a Professor at the Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Her expertise lies in the intersection of animal studies, science and technology studies, feminist theory, cultural sociology, and urban studies. Her books include Science on the line (in Swedish 2005), Investigating human/animal relations (ed. 2009), Dilemmas with transgenic animals (in Swedish, with Malin Ideland 2010), and most recently,  Urban Animals. Crowding in Zoocities (2015). 

Joel MacClellan is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University New Orleans.  He completed his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Tennessee in 2012. His recent publications include articles in the Journal of Animal Ethics, Between the Species, and Ethics & the Environment.

Katharine Mershon is a Ph.D Candidate in Religion, Literature, and Visual Culture in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation analyzes the logic of redemption in American dog rescue narratives, considering what happens when animals become redemptive subjects. More generally, her research examines religious experiences outside of traditional spaces and texts, and brings together animal studies and religious studies.

Magdalena Ożarska, Ph.D. habil., is Associate Professor at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland. She is the author of Meanderings of the English Enlightenment: The Literary Oeuvre of Christopher Smart (2008), Lacework or Mirror? Diary Poetics of Frances Burney, Dorothy Wordsworth and Mary Shelley (2013) and Two Women Writers and their Italian Tours: Mary Shelley’s “Rambles in Germany and Italy in 1840, 1842 and 1843” and Łucja Rautenstrauchowa’s “In and Beyond the Alps” (2014). Her research interests include 18th- and 19th-century English and Polish women’s self-writing, animal studies, critical plant studies, food studies, geopoetics, and digital humanities.

Donna J. Perry is an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Worcester, Graduate School of Nursing.  Her research has focused on developing the theory of transcendent pluralism, a theory of human and ecological dignity.  Following recent studies on human intergroup relations and peacebuilding she has returned to a lifelong love of animals to focus on human-animal relations. She is interested in healing transformation within human-animal relations, particularly between humans and wildlife in New England.

Danielle Sands is Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture at Royal Holloway, University of London and Fellow at the Forum for European Philosophy at the London School of Economics.

Daniel Allen Solomon is adjunct faculty at Cabrillo College and De Anza College, where he teaches cultural anthropology and human evolution. He is currently writing a book about humans’ and rhesus macaques’ political and ecological relationships in Delhi and Shimla. In addition to his scholarship, he writes poems and fiction. Some of his recent and upcoming work on interspecies relations among primates can be found at Engagement (a blog of the Anthropology and Engagement Society), at Turtle Island Quarterly, and in the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Gender volume on “Animals.”