Potts, Annie. A/Professor

Potts, Annie.  A/Professor
Potts, Annie. A/Professor

Associate Professor, English and Cultural Studies, School of Humanities and Creative Arts

University of Canterbury

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Research interests / activities:

Co-director of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies at Canterbury University

Member, First Strike New Zealand (a group researching and combating the link between social violence and animal abuse)

Outputs: Annie is the author of Chicken, an illustrated natural and cultural history of gallus domesticus (Reaktion Animal Series, 2011), and co-author, along with Philip Armstrong and Deidre Brown, of A New Zealand Book of Beasts: Animals in our Culture, History and Everyday Life (Auckland University Press, 2013). Her contribution to this book includes a detailed history of companion animals in New Zealand (including traditional pets of Maori); a critical analysis of anti-possum rhetoric in New Zealand; and an exploration of vegetarian sub-cultural identity in this country. Most recently Annie has co-authored with Donelle Gadenne a book called Animals in Emergencies: Learning from the Christchurch Earthquakes (Canterbury University Press, 2014). This book provides a historical record of animal rescue, shelter and advocacy following the earthquakes which struck Christchurch and surrounding areas in 2010 and 2011. Annie is also editing a volume called Critical Perspectives on Meat Culture for Brill’s Human-Animal Series (for publication in 2016).
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