Volume 2, Number 1 - Fall 2010


Ralph Acampora is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Hofstra University. He is the author of Corporal Compassion: Animal Ethics and Philosophy of Body (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006) and co-editor of A Nietzschean Bestiary (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003). He has been published in a variety of books and journals, referees for Environmental Ethics and for the Journal of Critical Animal Studies, and is a member of the editorial board for Society & Animals as well as Humanimalia. Most recently, Dr. Acampora edited a book on post-zoo forms of animal encounter entitled Metamorphoses of the Zoo: Animal Encounter After Noah (2010, Lexington Books of Rowman & Littlefield).

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

David Lulka is a geographer that has taught at several colleges in California.  His research emphasizes the spatiality of nonhuman animals, accentuates the importance of bodily movements, and illustrates how these bodily movements complicate relations between humans and other animals.  His works have focused most acutely on the present status of American bison, but have also touched upon dogs, harbor seals, and “roadkill.”  He has been published in Animals and Agency, Environment and Space D, Anthrozoös, and several other journals.

Helena Pedersen holds a Ph.D. in education and is a researcher in the School of Education at Malmö University. She is author of Animals in Schools: Processes and Strategies in Human-Animal Education (Purdue University Press, 2010, http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/titles/format/9781557535238). Animals in Schools recieved the Critical Animal Studies Book of the Year Award in 2010. Other recent works appear in the volumes Metamorphoses of the Zoo: Animal Encounter After Noah (Lexington Books, 2010); Social Justice, Peace, and Environmental Education: Transformative Standards (Routledge, 2009); Global Harms: Ecological Crime and Speciesism (Nova Science Publishers, 2008); and Values and Democracy in Education for Sustainable Development (Liber, 2008). Information on past and present research projects is available on her website: http://www.gender.uu.se/node286

Greg Pollock is a graduate student in Literature the University of California, Santa Cruz. He studies animals, biopolitics and undeath from his home in San Jose, where he lives with three dogs and his wife.

Nigel Rothfels is the author of a history of naturalistic displays in zoological gardens, Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo (2002), and the editor of the collection Representing Animals (2002).  He is currently writing a history of modern ideas about elephants.

Morten Tønnessen is a Norwegian PhD student and researcher at the Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics at the University of Tartu (Estonia). The title of his doctoral project is Umwelt Transition: Uexküllian Phenomenology – An Ecosemiotic Analysis of Norwegian Wolf Management. Tønnessen is one of the organizers of the upcoming conference Zoosemiotics and Animal Representations (Tartu, April 4-8, 2011). Academic homepage: http://UtopianRealism.blogspot.com.

Lynn Turner is a Lecturer in Visual Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is completing a book called Machine-Events: autobiographies of the performative in visual culture. She has published essays in journals such as Camera Obscura, Performance Research, The Journal of Visual Culture, The Issues in Contemporary Culture & Aesthetics as well as parallax, with which she has had long involvement as commissioning editor and, currently, arts editor.

Sherryl Vint is an Associate Professor at Brock University. She is the author of Bodies of Tomorrow (2007) and Animal Alterity (2010) and co-author of The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction (2011). She is the co-editor of the anthologies The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (2009), Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction (2009) and Beyond Cyberpunk (2010), and of the journals Science Fiction Film and Television and Humanimalia