Volume 1, Number 2 - Spring 2010


Lynda Birke is 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.

Jacob Bull is a Social and Cultural Geographer, currently based at the Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Sweden. His previous research has included an EU funded project on recreational fishing in the South West of England and work on the European-wide WELFARE  QUALITY® project into farm animal welfare. His current research investigates the embodied narratives of agricultural masculinities in light of the social and cultural constructions of livestock farming in Sweden and the UK. His wider research interests include Landscape and Identity, Animal Geographies and Nature/Society Relations.

Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr. is Professor of English and World Literature at DePauw University. He is the author of The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction, and co-editor of Robot Ghost and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime. He is a co-editor of Science Fiction Studies and the Managing Editor of Humanimalia.

Karen Dalke is a Lecturer of Anthropology and Social Change and Development at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, and a founding member of the Equine Research Network (EqRN). Her dissertation on the mustang was entitled Real and the Imagined: An Ethnographic Analysis of the Wild Horse in the American Landscape (2005). She is currently researching the thrill killing of animals in Wisconsin.

Joan Gordon is an editor of Science Fiction Studies and contributed to its special July 2008 issue on animal studies and science fiction. A professor at Nassau Community College on Long Island, she spent the past year teaching sf and animal studies at Marie Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland, as a Fulbright Distinguished Professor. She is a co-editor of Humanimalia.

Margret Grebowicz is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Goucher College.  Her work has appeared in Hypatia, Philosophy of Science, Metascience, The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, and International Studies in Philosophy, among other journals. She is the editor of Gender after Lyotard and SciFi in the Mind’s Eye: Reading Science through Science Fiction, and co-author (with Helen Merrick) of the forthcoming Beyond the Cyborg: Adventures with Haraway.  Currently a Leverhulme Visiting Scholar at the University of Dundee in the UK, she is working on a book on internet pornography and political ontology.

Michael R. Griffiths is a PhD candidate in the English Department at Rice University. Griffiths’s dissertation research focuses on the biopolitics of race, gender, and species in the settler colony and combines ethnographic and site specific research with readings of Australian Aboriginal cultural productions.  An essay from this project is forthcoming in a collection titled Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature.Ed. Nathanael O'Reilly. He has also published in Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation and given conference presentations at venues including MLA, AAALS, and SCSECS.

Richard Iveson is a doctoral student in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London; his research concerns the ongoing deconstruction of the human-animal dichotomy, and the potential disruption both of the industrialised holocaust of nonhuman animals and of the machinery of animalisation by which 'other' humans are (re)produced as killable.

Roberto Marchesini is Director of the  Scuola di Interazione Uomo Animale in Bologna and Naples, and author of numerous books on human-animal relations.

Boria Sax is author of many books in Animal Studies including Animals in the Third Reich (2000) and Crow (2003). His latest is City of Ravens: How ravens came to the Tower of London, why they stayed, and what they tell us about nature and humankind.