Animal Studies & Environmental Humanities

human treatment of animals The Animal Studies & Environmental Humanities Research Group investigates questions concerning the human treatment of animals in farming, experimentation, and entertainment; the moral claims that animals make on humans and the extent of animals’ capacity for moral action; animal consciousness and capacity for language; the extinction of species and the degradation of the environment; animals and the law; companion animals; and the representation of animals in literature, film, art, and philosophy.




Due to factors related to COVID-19, plans for the fall 2020 are still being developed.  Please monitor this page or contact one of the conveners for more details on fall meetings.  Thank you for your patience.

Nathan Timpano

Associate Professor of Art History

Jessica Rosenberg

Associate Professor of English

Past Archived Events

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