Laura Jean McKay is the author of The Animals in That Country (Scribe 2020), shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award 2021 and the Readings Prize 2020; and Holiday in Cambodia (Black Inc., 2013). Laura has a PhD in Creative Writing with a focus on Literary Animal Studies from The University of Melbourne and is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Massey University. She is the co-host (with Hayley Singer) of Anigram - a monthly book show that celebrates animals on the page, and beyond.
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.