Human-Animal Studies

  • Founded
    2014
  • Seminar Number
    769

The University Seminar on Human-Animal Studies is open to faculty and professional membership in the field of Human-Animal Studies. Vibrant new scholarship is emerging in this area of work.  The field’s focus is on how humans and (other) animals have interacted across cultures and histories: how the protein, work, and products derived from animals have contributed to human projects; how cross-species relationships have shaped human histories; and how animals’ imaginative and aesthetic roles in cultures are connected to the living presence of animals. Work in this field tends to be interdisciplinary, drawing on the social sciences and the humanities as well as on the already interdisciplinary fields of environmental and posthumanist studies.


Co-Chairs
Professor Brian Boyd
bb2305@columbia.edu

Professor Alexandra Horowitz
ahorowit@barnard.edu

Rapporteur
Matt Margini
mjm2277@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

09/25/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:15 PM
Why Animals Matter for Climate Change
Jeff Sebo, New York University
Abstract




10/24/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:15 PM
Is Speciesism a Form of Racism?
Christopher Peterson, Western Sydney University
Abstract




11/27/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:15 PM
Regulating Milk: Women and Cows in France and the United States
Mathilde Cohen, University of Connecticut
Abstract