University of California, Santa Barbara
I am a PhD Candidate at the University of California Santa Barbara, in the Comparative Literature Program. My fields of study include science fiction, animal studies, feminist studies, global studies, and rhetoric and composition. My research fuses critical theory with cultural praxis; I am interested in integrating academic with non-academic knowledges in order to better understand human- and non-human animals' relationships within gendered, racialized, classed, heterosexist, and speciesist hierarchies of power.
ArticlesOn 10 September 2012, a cat named Tuxedo Stan launched his campaign for mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada (“Tuxedo Stan for Mayor”). Backed by his human supporters in the Tuxedo Party, he ran on a platform of animal welfare: “Tuxedo Stan for Mayor Because Neglect Isn’t...Read more