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Welcome to Knowing Animals the podcast - featuring the Protecting Animals Series

Knowing Animals is a regular 20 minutes podcast about all things related to animals and ethics; animals and the law; animals and politics; and animal advocacy. It features interviews with academic and animal advocates. It is available free so enjoy!

May 31, 2021

This episode of Knowing Animals features an interview with Professor Laura Wright. Laura is a Professor of English at Western Carolina University. She has authored research monographs of the work of J. M. Coetzee and on postcolonial studies, but is particularly well known in the animal studies world for championing “vegan studies”. Her book The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror was published in 2015 by the University of Georgia Press, and her edited collection Through A Vegan Studies Lens: Textual Ethics and Lived Activism was published in 2019 by the University of Nevada Press. In this episode, we discuss “Framing vegan studies: Vegetarianism, veganism, animal studies, ecofeminism”, which is the first chapter of The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies. The handbook, which Laura edited, was published earlier in 2021.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association and the Animal Publics book series at Sydney University Press.

May 17, 2021

This episode features an interview with Dr Jishnu Guha-Majumdar. Jishnu is a multidisciplinary political theorist whose work addresses critical animal studies, Black studies, and critical prison studies. He is currently the Postdoctoral Fellow in Animal Studies at Queen’s University in Canada, though he will soon join Butler University's Political Science department as an Assistant Professor of Political Theory. We discuss his paper “Lyons and Tygers and Wolves, Oh My! Human Equality and the ‘Dominion Covenant’ in Locke’s Two Treatises”, which was published in the journal Political Theory in the ‘online first’ format in 2020.

Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australiasian Animal Studies Association and the Animal Publics book series at Sydney University Press.

May 3, 2021

On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Professor Karen Bradshaw. Karen is a Professor of Law and the Mary Sigler Fellow at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She is also a Faculty Affiliate Scholar at the New York University School of Law Classical Liberal Institute and a Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. She has received scholarly and popular recognition for her contributions to questions around Environmental Law, Administrative Law, Land Use Law, and Natural Resources Law, and was awarded the 2020 Stegner Young Scholar prize in recognition of her legal scholarship.

We talk about her book Wildlife as Property Owners: A New Conception of Animal Rights, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2020.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association) and the Animal Publics book series at Sydney University Press.

Apr 19, 2021

On this episode of Knowing Animals, we speak to Dr Bob Fischer. Bob is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at Texas State University and co-director of the Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals. We talk about his book The Ethics of Eating Animals: Usually Bad, Sometimes Wrong, Often Permissible, which was published by Routledge in 2020.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (http://animalstudies.org.au/) and the Animal Publics book series (https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics).

Apr 5, 2021

In this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Nora Castle. Nora is a PhD student in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. We talk about her chapter “‘You Eat or You Die’: Sixth Extinction Cannibalism in Contemporary Speculative Fiction”, from the Routledge collection Interdisciplinary Essays on Cannibalism, edited by Giulia Champion.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association) and the Animal Publics book series (Sydney University Press).

Mar 22, 2021

On this episode, we are joined by Dr Kyle Johannsen. Kyle is an adjunct associate professor of philosophy at Queen's University in Canada. We discuss his 2020 book Wild Animal Ethics, which was published by Routledge.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association), and the Animal Publics book series from Sydney University Press.

Mar 8, 2021

On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Lynda Korimboccus. Lynda is a postgraduate anthrozoologist who has been recently appointed the Student Editor in Chief of the Student Journal of Vegan Sociology. We discuss her paper "Pig-Ignorant: The Peppa Pig Paradox. Investigating Contradictory Consumption in Childhood", which was published in the Journal for Critical Animal Studies in 2020.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA, the Australasian Animal Studies Association (http://animalstudies.org.au/) and the Animal Publics book series from Sydney University Press (https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics).

Feb 22, 2021

In this episode of Knowing Animals, we talk to Professor Robert Garner about The Oxford Group and the Emergence of Animal Rights, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2020. The book was co-authored with Yewande Okuleye.

This episode is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association. You can learn more about AASA here: http://animalstudies.org.au. It is also brought to you by Animal Publics, part of the University of Sydney Press. You can see the books published as part of the series, and learn more about it, here: https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics.

(Photo by Kim Stallwood.)

Feb 8, 2021

In this special episode of Knowing Animals we celebrate the life of Helen Marston by re-playing an episode recorded with Helen in 2020. Siobhan O'Sullivan is the guest host of this episode. 

This episode is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. You can learn more about AASA here: http://animalstudies.org.au, and

Animal Publics, part of the University of Sydney Press. Check out Animal Publics for all the latest Animal Studies scholarship: https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics

Jan 25, 2021

In this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Alice Oven. Alice is a freelance writer on animal ethics and human/animal relationships, as well as Senior Editor in Life Sciences & Veterinary Medicine at CRC Press, which is part of Taylor & Francis group. She is also a recent graduate of the University of Winchester’s MSc programme in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law, which is offered through the university’s Centre for Animal Welfare. We talk about her book The Clean Pet Food Revolution: How Better Pet Food Will Change the World, which was co-authored with Ernie Ward and Ryan Bethencourt. The Clean Pet Food Revolution was published by Lantern Books in 2020.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is the Australasian Animal Studies Association. You can find AASA on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/. Join AASA today!

This episode if also brought to you by Animal Publics, a special Animal Studies series at the Sydney University Press:https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics

Knowing Animals is a proud member of the iROAR podcasting network. To check out more great iROAR podcasts visit the website: https://iroarpod.com

Jan 11, 2021

On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Dr Ian Werkheiser. Ian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and is the director of the Center for Collaboration and Ethics at the University. We talk about Ian’s paper “Precision Livestock Farming and Farmers’ Duties to Livestock”, which was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics as part of a special issue on “Engineering and Animal Ethics”, which was co-edited by Professor Clare Palmer and Professor Gary Varner.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is the Australasian Animal Studies Association. You can find AASA on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/. Join AASA today!

This episode if also brought to you by Animal Publics, a special Animal Studies series at the Sydney University Press:https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics

Knowing Animals is a proud member of the iROAR podcasting network. To check out more great iROAR podcasts visit the website: https://iroarpod.com

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