Kirsty Dunn (Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa) is a PhD candidate and creative writer based at the University of Canterbury. She completed her Master’s thesis Inherit the World, Devour the Earth: Representations of Western Meat Production and Consumption in Contemporary Fiction at the University of Canterbury in 2015, and her doctoral thesis analyses, from a kaupapa Māori perspective, representations of animals and human-animal relationships in Māori writing in English; she has also completed research projects regarding Māori perspectives on veganism and plant-based kai. Kirsty’s creative works have been published in Huia Short Stories 10, Tupuranga, Stasis Journal, and Te Whē - Te Hau o te Whenua.
Are you new to animal studies research? Do you grapple with current theoretical debates – such as intersectionality and decolonial approaches? Do you wonder how and where to publish? If you would like to understand the basics of the publication process, from pitching an article idea to responding to peer review and get advice on what’s possible when working with non-traditional outputs – such as visual art and creative writing – join us at the master class: Tools for Animal Studies Research.
This interactive online event, presented by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA), is aimed at higher degree and early career researchers interested in animal studies. You will have an opportunity to hear from scholars doing innovative work in the field and ask questions.