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Episode 81: Sculpting Animals with Lynn Mowson

Knowing Animals

Release Date: 08/06/2018

Episode 223: The Cheese Paradox with Devon Docherty show art Episode 223: The Cheese Paradox with Devon Docherty

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Devon Docherty is a recent graduate of the master’s programme in Human-Animal Interactions at the University of Stirling in Scotland and a tutor in Stirling’s Division of Psychology. She is also a media assistant with the British animal activist organization Surge. In this episode, we talk about her paper ‘The cheese paradox: How do vegetarians justify consuming non-meat animal products?’ This was coauthored with Dr Carol Jasper and published open access – meaning it is free to read online from anywhere in the world – in the journal Appetite.

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Episode 222: Celluloid specimens with Benjamín Schultz-Figueroa show art Episode 222: Celluloid specimens with Benjamín Schultz-Figueroa

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This episode features Dr Benjamín Schultz-Figueroa. Ben is an assistant professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Seattle University. He works in critical animal studies, the history of science, documentary studies, and science fiction studies. In this episode, we talk about his 2023 book The Celluloid Specimen: Moving Image Research into Animal Life, which was published by the University of California Press. By the way, this is an open access book – released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license – which means that anyone can read or...

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Episode 221: Praising (and blaming) animals with Rhys Borchert and Aliya Dewey show art Episode 221: Praising (and blaming) animals with Rhys Borchert and Aliya Dewey

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This episode features not one but two guests. Rhys Borchert is a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Arizona in the United States and Dr Aliya Dewey is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence Research Centre at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. We talk discuss Rhys and Aliya’s paper ‘In Praise of Animals’, which was the winner of the inaugural essay prize competition of The Philosophy of Animal Minds and Behavior Association. ‘In Praise of Animals’ was published in the...

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Episode 220: Categorizing (and Killing) Cats with Virginia Thomas show art Episode 220: Categorizing (and Killing) Cats with Virginia Thomas

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The guest on this episode is Dr Virginia Thomas, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Rural Policy Research at the University of Exeter in the UK. She has a background in literature, science communication, and sociology, and was previously a veterinary nurse. We talk about her paper ‘Categorisation of cats: managing boundary felids in Aotearoa New Zealand and Britain’. The paper was co-written with Dr Alexandra Palmer of the University of Auckland. The paper is due to be published OPEN ACCESS in the journal People and Nature on the same day this episode is released.

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Episode 219: Gendering animals with Letitia Meynell show art Episode 219: Gendering animals with Letitia Meynell

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This episode features Professor Letitia Meynell, of the Department of Philosophy and the Gender and Women’s Studies Program at Dalhousie University in Canada. Her work addresses the philosophy of science, epistemology, and feminist philosophy, which all feed into questions about our relationships with animals. Scholars of animal studies might know her as one of the co-authors of the 2019 Routledge book Chimpanzee Rights: The Philosophers’ Brief. In this episode, we focus on her 2021 paper "Gendering animals", co-authored with Andrew Lopez, which was published in the journal Synthese.

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Episode 218: Gendered reproductive violence with Stacy Banwell show art Episode 218: Gendered reproductive violence with Stacy Banwell

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This episode features Dr Stacy Banwell. Stacy is an Associate Professor of Criminology in the School of Law at the University of Greenwich in London. Much of her research concerns gender and warfare. She’s the author of Gender and the Violence(s) of War and Armed Conflict, which was published open access by Emerald in 2020, and co-editor of The Emerald International Handbook of Feminist Perspectives on Women’s Acts of Violence. In this episode, however, we discuss her 2023 Palgrave Macmillan monograph The War Against Nonhuman Animals: A Non-Speciesist Understanding of Gendered...

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Episode 217: In Memoria Siobhan O'Sullivan show art Episode 217: In Memoria Siobhan O'Sullivan

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This episode remembers the life and work of Siobhan O'Sullivan, who founded Knowing Animals in 2015, and died in 2023. The episode features a short introduction from Josh Milburn, and then an interview of Siobhan conducted by Clare McCausland. This interview addresses Siobhan's published research on being an animal studies scholar, coauthored with Yvette Watt and Fiona Probyn-Rapsey. This interview was originally released as an episode of Knowing Animals in 2019, and has become one of our most-downloaded episodes.

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Episode 216: Buddhist animal research ethics with Andrew Fenton show art Episode 216: Buddhist animal research ethics with Andrew Fenton

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On this episode, we speak to Dr Andrew Fenton, an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Dalhousie University in Canada. Among other topics, Andrew's work addresses animal ethics, the philosophy of animal behaviour, and the philosophy of animal cognition. We discuss his chapter ‘Re-Seeing Animal Research Ethics in Light of COVID-19’, which was published in the 2023 Routledge collection Contagion Narratives: The Society, Culture and Ecology of the Global South, edited by R. Sreejith Varma and Ajanta Sircar. This episode is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association)...

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Episode 215: Reducetarianism with Brian Kateman show art Episode 215: Reducetarianism with Brian Kateman

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On this episode of Knowing Animals, we speak to Brian Kateman. Brian teaches environmental science, sustainability, and environmental communication at Kean University in New Jersey and Fordham University in New York. However, he is probably best known for his activism and journalism. He is the founder of the Reducetarian Foundation, and the author of several books about food and food systems. In this episode, we discuss his 2022 book Meat Me Halfway, and his 2021 documentary of the same name. The episode is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association) and the Animal...

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Episode 214: Animal Architecture with Paul Dobraszczyk show art Episode 214: Animal Architecture with Paul Dobraszczyk

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This episode's guest is Dr Paul Dobraszczyk, a Manchester-based writer, photographer and artist who is also a Lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London. Paul writes about a range of topics in architecture, including architectural theory, architectural history, and the links between architecture and ecology. He’s an author or editor of 11 books, and in this episode we talk about his most recent: Animal Architecture: Beasts, Buildings and Us was published by Reaktion Books in 2023.

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This episode of Knowing Animals features Lynn Mowson. Lynn has a PhD in fine arts. Lynn helps manage the University of Melbourne’s Human Rights and Animal Ethics Research Network (HRAE). She also runs their monthly ‘Knowing Animals’ reading group and is Vice Chair of AASA. We discuss Lynn’s new book chapter. The chapter is titled ‘Making and Unmaking Mammalian Bodies: Sculptural Practices as Traumatic Testimony’. That chapter will appear in the upcoming book ‘Animaladies’ which is co-edited by Lorri Gruen and Fiona Probyn-Rapsey.

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. Like AASA on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/ and get ready for their 2019 conference by going to the conference website here: https://www.facebook.com/aasa2019/?hc_ref=ARRm4tWDV-X64Pl6ww4IOt7c8AcieWY3vLeV45GvbsYx1cCQP3WhtltpdiskacKkEWY&fref=nf

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is also brought to you by MC Pony. Go to MC Pony's website Veganthused: http://veganthused.com. Listen to some Mindful Rhymes for More Caring Times.