Savvides, Dr Nikki
Dr Nikki Savvides completed her PhD in Cultural Studies at The University of Sydney. Her thesis analysed the work of a number of conservation and animal welfare projects at various sites across South and Southeast Asia. She has published research papers on human-horse relationships and a study on Bangkok’s stray (‘soi’) dogs, which have appeared in Society and Animals, Humanimalia and the Animal Studies Journal. Nikki is currently conducting an ongoing ethnographic study of the complex relationships between mahouts and their elephants in a small tribal village in northeast Thailand.
Hear podcast: http://knowinganimals.libsyn.com/podcast/episode-18-girls-horses-and-conflict-with-nikki-savvides