6th Annual Students for Critical Animal Studies Conference

6th Annual Students for Critical Animal Studies 2021 Conference

Call for Presentations, due January 15, 2021.

Date of conference: April 3, 2021

Location: fully online Zoom conference, free and open to the public

Submit the following in a Word Doc as an attachment in an e-mail.

1. Abstract/Description: 200 to 250 words third person one paragraph

2. Biography: 80 to 100 words third person one paragraph

3. Submit to: scas.conferences@gmail.com

E-mail subject title: SCAS 2021 Conference

Conference Organizer: Nathan Poirier (Graduate student of sociology at Michigan State University)

The Students for Critical Animal Studies (SCAS), rooted in animal liberation and anarchism, is an international association of students, from high schools to online colleges to graduate schools, dedicated to the abolition of animal and ecological exploitation, and to dismantle all systems of domination and oppression, in hopes for a just, equitable, inclusive, and peaceful world. SCAS challenges students to view social justice from a more inclusive and intersectional perspective, while providing a forum for the meeting of academia and activism.

This 6th annual conference will provide a platform for students, activists, and professors to critically assess the animal liberation, oppression, and domination theoretically and empirically. Our hope is that the conference will encourage both a productive reflection that challenges normalcy of systemic oppression that implements discrimination and networking among those who do academic and pragmatic social justice work.

Presentations can take the form of a talk, spoken word/poetry reading, interactive projects, workshops, or readings of short original works of fiction.

This event is free and open to the public. Questions should be addressed to Nathan Poirier at the email address above.

Possible topics include, but not limited to:


Art and Activism

Critical Pedagogy

Critical Criminology

Critical Geography

Critical Theory


Disability Studies

Economic Justice

Environmental Justice

Feminism, Gender and Sexuality

Food Justice


Green Criminology

Human Rights


Latinx Studies


Open Rescue / Direct Action / Property Sabotage

Pan-African Studies


Transformative Justice

Social Movements


Youth Justice