ASI-WAS HAS Fellows 2011

News from Margo DeMello, Program Director, Human-Animal Studies, at the Animals and Society Institute

The Animals and Society Institute and Wesleyan Animal Studies are proud to announce the selection of eight scholars for the 2011 ASI-WAS Human-Animal Studies Fellowship this summer.

This year’s fellowship will begin May 23 and end July 1 at Wesleyan University, through Wesleyan Animal Studies. It will be hosted by Wesleyan faculty Lori Gruen and Kari Weil. The fellows will conduct research in residence for six weeks on independent projects related to their field of study.

The fellows’ names and project titles are:

Stephan Blatti, D.Phil., Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Memphis: “The Dying Animal”

Kery Chez, J.D., Ph.D. candidate in English, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York: “The Affect of Humaneness: Humane Movements and Pet-Keeping in Late Nineteenth-Century England and America”

Kelly Enright, Ph.D., writer and museum consultant: “Extinction: How We Lose, Mourn, and Live with Lost Species”

Alastair Hunt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, Portland State University: “The Romantic Rhetoric of the Human”

Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D. candidate in Geography, University of Minnesota: “Animating Futures, Reanimating Biopolitics: Animals, Technology and Future”

Abebaw Gashaw Kebede, Ph.D, D.V.M., Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Jimma University, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (Ethiopia): “Improving Community Animal Welfare in Jimma Zone”

Richie Nimmo, Ph.D., Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester (U.K). “Primate Visionaries: Constituting Hybrid Knowledges on the Human-Nonhuman Boundary”

Joshua Russell, Ph.D. candidate, Environmental Studies, York University (Canada): “On Lifetimes: Children’s Experiences of Animal Death”

Our thanks to the Summerlee Foundation for making this fellowship possible through a major grant. We also wish to thank the Animal Farm Foundation, the Culture and Animals Foundation and The Humane Society of the United States for their support of individual fellows.

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