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Conference: Thinking (Further) with Animals

The NYU Animal Studies Initiative & Columbia University present

Thinking (Further) with Animals

A Conference on Animal Studies

Friday, October 4th, 2013

8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South,

Shorin Performance Studio, Room 802

New York, NY 10003

RSVP Required:

Seating will be first come, first serve.

This, the third annual conference of New York University’s Animal Studies Initiative, continues our multi-disciplinary explorations of how the explosion, in recent decades, of popular moral concern for nonhuman animals is altering the contours of academic inquiry. This year, Animal Studies scholars from NYU join colleagues from Columbia University to consider topics uncovered by the “animal turn” in the fields of anthropology, media studies, literature, philosophy, and visual studies.


Brian Boyd, Anthropology, Columbia University

Susan Crane, English, Columbia University

Dale Hudson, Film and New Media, New York University Abu Dhabi

Loredana Loy, Communications and Media, New York University

Matt Margini, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Laura Murray, Anthropology, Columbia University

Jeff Sebo, Animal Studies and Environmental Studies, New York University

Ada Smailbegovic, English, New York University

Maria Svampa, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Ekin Yasin, Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Paige West, Anthropology, Barnard College and Columbia University

Hosted by:

Una Chaudhuri, English, Drama, and Environmental Studies, New York University

Dale Jamieson, Environmental Studies, Bioethics, Philosophy, and Law, New York University