I am a PhD candidate in the School of Critical Studies, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland. Prior to focusing full-time on my PhD, I was a lecturer in secondary teacher education at Auckland University of Technology, where I taught philosophy of education. I am also an experienced Secondary teacher, having taught visual art for many years. Moved (in the sense of being affected and propelled into action; made mobile) by the slow, but also increasingly accelerated violence of the Anthropocene (as materialised by events like the 2019-2020 Australian bushfires, the Covid-19 pandemic and the Gulf Livestock 1 multi-species tragedy), my research explores ethical ways to think with/in the world at this moment in time.
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.