On this episode, we speak to Serrin Rutledge-Prior, who is reading for a doctorate at in the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University in Canberra, and is, at time of recording, a Visiting Scholar in the Philosophy Department at the University of Arizona in Tucson, United States. She’s interested in questions about animal politics, animal law, and democratic representation. Today, we’re going to talk about a paper of hers that touches on all three of these issues: ‘Criminalising (cubes of) truth: Animal advocacy, civil disobedience, and the politics of sight’ was published online first in the journal Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy in 2022.
This episode is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association) and the Animal Publics series from Sydney University Press.
Today's guest is Jes Hooper. Jes is a PhD candidate in Anthrozoology at the University of Exeter and the Campaigns and Research Manager for Badger Trust, a British animal protection organisation. The working title of her PhD thesis is Civets in Society: Understanding the Human-Animal Interactions Within Civet Trades. She is also the founder of The Civet Project, an organisation devoted to better understanding human/civet interactions. Unsurprisingly, we're talking about civets! In particular, we’re discuss Jes’s paper ‘Cat-Poo-Chino and Captive Wildlife: Tourist Perceptions of Balinese Kopi Luwak Agrotourism’, which was published open access in the journal Society & Animals in 2022, as well as her developing research on human-civet interaction.
This episode is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association), which you can join today. It's also brought to you by the Animal Publics book series, which is published by Sydney University Press.