2013 ICAS Conference “(De)Colonized Bodies, (De)Colonized Lives” Talk

The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Conference this year was wonderful — I met and reconnected with so many great people and saw some really interesting talks. The ICAS organizers live-streamed all the talks so that people who could not attend the conference in person could still participate (both as speakers and audience members). Dylan […]

CFP: Critical Animal Geographies edited volume

Good morning, Monday readers! Today I want to share a call for papers I’ve been working on with my colleague and friend, Rosemary-Claire Collard — for a Critical Animal Geographies edited scholarly anthology. Please consider submitting an abstract for consideration and it would be great if you could spread the word if you’re so inclined! Call for Contributors to Critical […]

Untold Testimony: #1389 at Our Hen House

Morning, readers! At the end of last summer, I went to a number of “livestock” auctions where animals were being auctioned off by the pound for “meat”. I wrote about this experience here on the blog when I had had a little more distance from this one particular auction. But the morning after I attended a “cull market” […]

Why Geography?

Earlier this week, Melissa (of the lovely blog, Mending Creation) responded to the Academic Writing and Scholar-Activism post with a question about why I chose Geography as my field/discipline. I’ve been feeling particularly positive about Geography lately, so this is a good time to reflect on the choice to do work in this discipline. Bear with me; this is going to be […]

Academic Writing and Scholar-Activism

Posts have been a bit more infrequent than usual here on the blog because I’ve been writing up a storm in the world of academics and, quite frankly, I’m pooped! Last week I spent intensively working on getting a draft of the paper for my talk this year at the annual geographer’s conference (AAG). Another project I’m […]

Saoirse on Valentine’s Day

Maizy’s testimony this week reminded me that it’s been a while since I’ve given an update on how things are going with Saoirse. If you’re new to the blog, Saoirse (pronounced SEER-SHA) is a beagle we adopted from a research lab this past fall where she was used for blood draws/transfusions in medical research. When […]

Rethinking “Rescue”?

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” –Lilla Watson, Australian Aboriginal artist/activist I saw this quote posted by a friend on Facebook this morning and it really resonated with me. I’ve […]

Book Review of “Zooland: The Institution of Captivity”

Thank you all for your thoughtful responses to the post on marriage and childrearing. I’d love to hear more thoughts on this subject from everyone as it can be topic that draws out strong opinions one way or another. And I’ll definitely be posting another post on this topic soon. In the meantime, though, I […]