Volume 5, Number 2 - Spring 2014


Matthew Chrulew is a research fellow in the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University, Perth. His essays have appeared in New Formations, Foucault Studies, Humanimalia, Australian Humanities Review, Antennae, The Journal for Critical Animal Studies, The Bible and Critical Theory, and elsewhere, including the volumes Animal Death and Metamorphoses of the Zoo. He is an associate editor of Environmental Humanities, and is currently co-editing issues of Angelaki and SubStance. He also writes fiction.

Joan Gordon is an editor of Science Fiction Studies and Humanimalia who has written several articles on the conjunction of science fiction and animal studies. She is Professor Emerita of Nassau Community College.

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, digitazing, expertising 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.

Katja Jylkka is a PhD student in English at the University of California at Davis. Her research interests include environmental studies, human-animal interactions, and the supernatural in Victorian and contemporary literature. She also works as a freelance journalist on environmental and food issues.

Karalyn Kendall-Morwick is an Assistant Professor of English at Washburn University. Her research focuses on representations of animals in 20th-century British and American literature. Her published work includes articles in the Journal of Modern Literature and The Evolutionary Review and a chapter in the edited collection Queering the Non/Human (Ashgate, 2008).

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

Justin Kolb is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo. He has published on early modern drama and science, nonhuman agency, actor-network theory, and images of the Islamic world in English literature. His book-in-progress, Spongy Natures: The Civic Ecologies of Ben Jonson's London, examines the emergence of Jonson's works from the material environment of London.

Mary Kosut is a cultural sociologist and Associate Prof. of Media, Society and the Arts and Gender Studies at Purchase College, State University of New York. Her interdisciplinary research examines art worlds, body modification practices, and the entanglements of insects and humans. She is the editor of The Encyclopedia of Gender in Media, co-editor of The Body Reader, and co-author of Buzz: Urban Beekeeping and the Power of the Bee, a multispecies ethnography of New York City bees and their human keepers.

Lisa Jean Moore has recently published Buzz: Urban Beekeeping and the Power of the Bee with Mary Kosut.  She is now working on a project with Atlantic Horseshoe Crabs (aka Limulus). A professor at Purchase College SUNY, Moore lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Professor Jopi Nyman is Head of English at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus. He is the author and editor of several books in the field of Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies, and his most recent book is the co-edited volume Mobile Narratives: Travel, Migration, and Transculturation (New York: Routledge, 2014). His current recent interests include human-animal studies and narratives of border and transculturation. This essay represents work carried under the auspices of the research project Companion Animals and the Affective Turn: Reconstructing the Human-Horse Relationship in Modern Culture funded by the Academy of Finland.

Emily F. Porth recently completed an interdisciplinary PhD in Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. She is an ecofeminist anthropologist who is passionate about using qualitative research to tell powerful stories that explore and benefit the relationships humans have with each other, other species, and the environments we share.

Jason D. Price is a PhD candidate in Literature at Arizona State University. His dissertation, Desiring Animals: Biopolitics in South African Literature, explores desire as a potential avenue towards changing the ways humans think about and interact with each other, with animals, and with the environment in the context of globalization and late capitalism. His work is also forthcoming in ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature.

Daniel Vandersommers is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at The Ohio State University.  He is completing a dissertation 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.