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  • Institute for Critical Animal Studies
    PO Box 965
    Binghamton, New York, USA 13902
  • icas@criticalanimalstudies.org

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ICAS EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHARGE

**The ICAS Executive Board is in the process of updating the Bylaws and developing the 1st Edition of the ICAS Manual.

  1. The Board of Directors and Staff of ICAS are charged to serve ICAS’s mission and Ten CAS Principles in respect of the ICAS Bylaws and ICAS Manual (coming soon).
  2. Members of ICAS include all leadership positions must pay an annual membership fee.
  3. The Executive Board of Directors meet once a month via Skype on the 2nd Saturday at 10:00pm Eastern USA Time.
  4. The Executive Board of Directors at the monthly meetings are dedicated to reviewing that all the programs, projects, regions, and publications are being managed by the coordinator/director/editor/chair accordingly and the development or elimination of them via a vote either at the Monthly Meeting or via listserve/mass message.
  5. The Board of Executive Directors –both individually and collectively–are the only ones that can officially represent the whole organization and can determine what individuals, coalitions, and groups we collaborate with or do not. All ICAS programs, projects, regions, and/or publications who have been appointed by the ICAS Executive Directors can speak on behalf of themselves.
  6. All ICAS board, committees, programs, projects, regions, and/or publications conduct decisions through a closed consensus-decision-making.
  7. All coordinators/directors/editors/chairs send monthly reports to the Executive Director of the appropriate department to then send to the Executive Director of Board Relations. The Executive Director of Board Relations synthesizes all the reports to publish on the ICAS website. This final document also functions as the agenda for ICAS Board Executives monthly meetings.
  8. ICAS strives to have a diverse board and leadership team that represent different genders, sexualities, financial status, ages, education, countries, ethnicity, races, and abilities.
  9. All coordinators/directors/editors/chairs must support veganism.
  10. All conflicts within ICAS or complaints must be dealt with privately through mediation or conflict transformation within the organization via Skype communication and not publicly. We ask that all private conversations are dealt with in privacy from issues such as voting on awards to personal disputes.
  11. If voting or decisions are to be made about an individual such as awards or reviewing a program, out of conflict of interest and ethical consideration, individual would be asked not to be a part of the vote or decision. Moreover, if there is a personal relationship between parties ICAS asks to be informed of such relationships so favoritism or control behaviors can be managed in regards to managerial oversight, decision-making, and voting.
  12. ICAS takes a strict position not to work with any law enforcement on any open case that could aid in the arrest of an individual or promote the arrest of any individual such as animal abuse or animal liberation, as we advocate prison abolition and transformative justice.

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ICAS EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Click Here for the ICAS History of the Board of Directors

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10609651_773941265981019_7005746390262868775_nIan Purdy (Canada)
Executive Director of Publicity
ian_purdy@yahoo.com

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Activism
2. Animal Liberation History
3. Revolutionary Movements of the 1960s and 1970s
4. Social movement theory

Ian Purdy is a grassroots activist based in Toronto, Canada. He holds a Master of Social Justice and Equity Studies (with a CAS focus) from Brock University.  Additionally, Ian holds a BA in English (University of Toronto) and a BSc in Nursing (Ryerson University.) His MA dissertation explored recruitment in the Canadian animal rights movement during the 1970s and 1980s. Ian presented ‘Canada’s Foie Gras Industry’ and ‘The Portrayal of the Animal Liberation Front in Canadian Newspapers in the Early 1990s’ at the 2011 and 2012 ICAS conferences, respectively. By day Ian works as a project manager at an epidemiological health research institute; by night he co-organizes an open lecture series at the University of Toronto called the Animal Rights Academy (http://animalrightsacademy.org/). Day and night he dotes on his family of rescued companion animals.
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anthony-nocella-and-poetry-behind-the-wallsDr. Anthony J. Nocella II (United States)
Executive Director of Total Liberation Campaigns
nocellat@yahoo.com 

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Intersectional Inclusive Social Justice Education and Environmental Education/Ecopedagogy
2. Critical Criminology
3. Dis-Ability/Eco-ability Studies/Pedagogy
4. Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies

Anthony J. Nocella II, Ph.D., award-winning author, community organizer, and educator is an Assistant Professor in sociology and criminology at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Nocella the editor of the Peace Studies Journal, is a scholar-activist grounded in the field of education, critical criminology, and peace and conflict studies. He is internationally known for his innovative, transformative, and intersectional collaborations among fields of study, social movements, scholars, communities, and activists. Dr. Nocella has published more than fifty scholarly articles or book chapters, co-founded more than ten active political organizations and serves on four boards. He has founded three book series and co-founded three journals – Green Theory and Praxis, Peace Studies Journal, and Journal of Critical Animal Studies, is on the editorial board of three other journals, and has published more than twenty books. His site is www.anthonynocella.org.
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559692_10100513614304692_1667146681_nDr. Amber George (United States)
Executive Director of Finance
drambergeorge@gmail.com

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Nonhuman ethics
2. Eco-ability
3. Critical Race, disability, and gender studies
4. Cultural studies

 

Amber E. George, Ph.D., is an educator, social justice advocate, and artist currently teaching courses in ethical and social philosophy at SUNY Cortland, Le Moyne College and Misericordia University. She received her Doctorate in Philosophy from Binghamton University in 2007. Her dissertation, “Interpreting Dislocation: Gathering a Sense of Belonging,” employs various visual and poetic metaphors to analyze oppression based on race, gender, and disability. Themes of her work center on challenging the systemic nature of oppression as it materializes in various cultural situations. Her life and work celebrates a kind of belonging for humans, nonhuman beings, and nature with the hopes of achieving social justice.

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s200_si_sinem.ketenciSinem Ketenci (New Zealand)
Executive Director of Board Relations

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Eco-feminism
2. Anti-Racism (anti-oppression)
3. Intersectionality of Oppression
4. Veganism in Social Work Practice


Sinem Ketenci is a social worker and the co-founder of the Canadian registered charity “Social Workers for Animals”, as well as the Veg*n Club at Lakehead and Ryerson University. Sinem is the recipient of anti-racism and academic awards, and has presented papers on the topics of animal rights activism, marginalization, and the global food crisis in relation to plant-based vegan diet at national and international conferences.

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34254_131447983562035_1105417_nCarolyn Drew (Australia)
Executive Director of Regions
beautiful.wild@internode.on.net

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Radical Adult Education
2. The Kangaroo and Australian Myths
3. Social Justice and Animal Liberation in Australia
4. Animal Liberation and Eco-psychology

Carolyn Drew is an total liberationist, activist and academic. She currently teaches out of  University of Canberra College , University of Canberra. Her main focus in this work is developing critical thinking and writing skills with a twofold purpose. The first is to support access and equity for entry to university for disadvantaged groups. The second, inspired by a Neil Postman and Paulo Freiren approach to education, is to create a learning environment where the student is empowered through nurturing these important skills. Concurrent with this area of interest is her passion for non-human and human animal liberation and activism. Her early experiences showed her the sentience that all life shares, and that the divisions and hierarchies by which we view and organise the world are human constructs. Thus her main focus is the human rupture from the natural world and its basis for the exploitation and abuse of other animals throughout human history. In 2009 she co-authored ‘The Harvest’ with Ray Drew, published in the ‘Southerly’, Australia’s preeminent Australian English Association Journal. ‘The Harvest’ is a faction story based on the 2008 slaughter of 512 kangaroos trapped in a disused Naval Transmission Station in Canberra, Australia. Carolyn has a BA in Communication Honours (Canb) and a Masters in Education in Adult education (UTS).

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10744610_10153318694346110_1103642799_nDr. Johnny Lupinacci (United States)
Executive Director of Publications
jlupinacci@gmail.com

AREAS OF INTEREST

 1. Environmental Education/EcoJustice/Ecopedagogy
2. Urban Education/Place-based Education
3. Critical Disability/Eco-ability Studies
4.  Anarchist Pedagogies/Cultural Studies

Dr. Lupinacci’s research focuses on how people, specifically educators, learn to both identify and examine destructive habits of modern human culture and how those habits are taught and learning in schools. His work proposes that, through educational activist networks, teachers can be leaders in confronting dominant assumptions about the habits of mind underwriting social injustices and environmental degradation.

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maxresdefaultDr. Joe Leeson-Schatz (United States)
Executive Director, Intersectional Research Collaborative
debate@binghamton.edu

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Disability and Eco-ability Studies
2. Cultural & Media Studies
3. Transhumanist Studies
4. Feminist Theory

 

Joe Leeson-Schatz is a Professor of English and Feminist Evolutionary Studies at Binghamton University where he also serves as the Director of the Speech and Debate Team, which was ranked 1st in the nation in 2008. He has published essays on technology and apocalypse, environmental securitization, disability studies, and the influence of science-fiction on reality.

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PUBLICATIONS EDITORS

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559692_10100513614304692_1667146681_nDr. Amber George (United States)
Editor, Journal for Critical Animal Studies
drambergeorge@gmail.com

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Nonhuman ethics
2. Eco-ability
3. Critical Race, disability, and gender studies
4. Cultural studies

Amber E. George, Ph.D., is an educator, social justice advocate, and artist currently teaching courses in ethical and social philosophy at SUNY Cortland, Le Moyne College and Misericordia University. She received her Doctorate in Philosophy from Binghamton University in 2007. Her dissertation, “Interpreting Dislocation: Gathering a Sense of Belonging,” employs various visual and poetic metaphors to analyze oppression based on race, gender, and disability. Themes of her work center on challenging the systemic nature of oppression as it materializes in various cultural situations. Her life and work celebrates a kind of belonging for humans, nonhuman beings, and nature with the hopes of achieving social justice.

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IMG_0538Dr. Erik Juergensmeyeri (United States)
Editor, Green Theory and Praxis Journal
Juergensmeyer_E@fortlewis.edu

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Social Movements
2. Rhetoric and Activism
3. Discourse Analysis
4. Peace and Conflict Studies

Erik Juergensmeyer is an Associate Professor of Composition and Rhetoric at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado where he also coordinates the Peace and Conflict Studies Program. His research interests include community-based action research, argumentation, and conflict transformation, and he is especially interested in ways inquiry can assist community activism. His work has been published in Rhetoric Review, Community Literacy Journal, Peace Studies Journal, and The Public Work of Rhetoric.

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scott_hurley_456Dr. Scott Hurley (United States)
Co-Editor, Critical Animal Studies and Theory Book Series, Lexington Books
hurlsc01@luther.edu

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. East Asian Studies
2. Animal Ethics
3. Buddhism and Animal Rights
4. East and South Asian Religions

 

Scott Hurley is Assistant Professor of Religion at Luther College, Asia Representative for the Institute of Critical Animal Studies (ICAS), Academy for Critical Animal Studies Coordinator, and Board member of the Northeast Iowa Humane Society. He teaches courses on religion, ethics, and animal rights and is a scholar of East and South Asian religions whose research interests include the intersection of oppressions, human-nonhuman animal relations, and the application of Buddhist concepts to animal liberation issues.

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imageDr. Helena Pedersen
Co-Senior Editor, Critical Animal Studies Book Series, Rodopi Book Series

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Education and animals
2. Technologies of power in animal production and slaughter
3. Posthumanist theories and critical animal studies
4. The Critical Animal Studies book series

Helena Pedersen, Ph.D. in Education, is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education and Society at Malmö University and teaches critical animal studies at Lund University. Her primary research interests include critical animal studies, critical theory, educational philosophy and posthumanism. She is author of Animals in Schools: Processes and Strategies in Human-Animal Education (Purdue University Press, 2010), which received the Critical Animal Studies Book of the Year Award in 2010. Other recent works have appeared in the journals Studies in Philosophy and Education, Culture, Theory and Critique, Policy Futures in Education, Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, and Culture and Organization. Helena Pedersen is Co-editor of the Critical Animal Studies book series (Rodopi) and serves on the editorial board of Other Education: The Journal of Educational Alternatives. Information on past and present research projects is available on her website: http://forskning.mah.se/en/id/luhepe

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381729_10150410918817735_87132790_nDr. Vasile Stănescu (United States)
Co-Senior Editor, Critical Animal Studies Book Series, Rodopi Book Series

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Critiques of Locavorism, Humane Farming, and Compassionate Carnivores
2. Environmental impact of meat production and/or veganism
3. Rhetoric and Animal Right, How to discuss veganism and/or animal activism effectively
4. The Critical Animal Studies book series

Vasile received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in the Program of Modern Thought and Literature. He serves as co-Senior editor for the Critical Animal Studies books series published by Rodopi Press.  He also serves on the review board, and as book review editor, for the Journal for Critical Animal Studies. In 2009 his paper, ‘”Green” Eggs and Ham? The Myth of Sustainable Meat and the Danger of the Local’ won the award for best paper (by a graduate student)  at the international Minding Animals conference in Australia. This article was then published in the Journal for Critical Animal Studies, republished in the edited volume Critical Theory and Animal Liberation, and is forthcoming, in now its third publication, in Conversations: Readings for Writing, a current and well-known college textbook. Vasile has presented at, or organized, twenty-five academic conferences or symposia and has nine publications (current or forthcoming).  He has received eighteen awards, grants, or fellowships (including a Mellon, an Armstrong, a Sanger, and an award from the National Endowments for the Humanities) and a fellowship from the  Institutul Cultural Român. He is also a founding member, and current co-organizer, of the Stanford Environmental Humanities Project (http://ehp.stanford.edu ). In 2010, Vasile was chosen as the Tyke “Scholar of the Year” by the Institute for Critical Animal Studies.

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STUDENTS FOR CRITICAL ANIMAL STUDIES (SCAS) DIRECTORS

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Meneka Thirukkumaran

Meneka Thirukkumaran (Canada)
SCAS Co-Director
Meneka.thirukkumaran@ucalgary.ca

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Critical Animal Pedagogy / Humane Education
2. Youth Activism
3. Environmental Education
4. Critical Discourse Analysis

Meneka Thirukkumaran is a teacher, scholar, activist/advocate, and artist living in Calgary, Alberta. She holds a BFA from Alberta College of Art and Design, BEd from the University of Lethbridge, and an MA from Concordia University. Meneka is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Calgary; her dissertation employs focus group research to investigate the school experience of teenagers who are vegan. Meneka is primarily interested in transforming educational spaces to reflect values of intersectionality, inclusivity, and justice.
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Stephanie Eccles

Stephanie Eccles (Canada)
SCAS Co-Director
eccles.steph@gmail.com

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Critical Animal Geography
2. Vermin, Pests and Sanitization
3. Critical Tourism Studies
4. Political Palates

Stephanie Eccles is an activist-scholar currently based in Montreal, Quebec. She has a BA from The University of Waterloo (Anthropology) and begins her MSs at Concordia University in the Fall of 2016. Her research will focus on the lives of the undesired nonhuman-animals in urban spaces, grasping the lively commodities they become in the pest-industry and the bio-political management of urban ecologies. Stephanie also works with dogs, particularly pit bulls, enriching the new lives they have after years of abuse and neglect; while advocating against breed-specific legislation and mentalities surrounding pit bull-type dogs.

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Kaden Maguire

Kaden Maguire (United States)
SCAS Co-Director
kamaguire@vassar.edu

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Biopolitical Subjectivity  of Nonhuman Animals
2. Biopolitics of Reproduction
3. History of Veterinary Medicine
4. Ethics of Caretaking

Kaden Maguire is a student activist located in Poughkeepsie, New York. They are a senior at Vassar College, completing a BA in Science, Technology & Society. Their senior thesis explores the history of the American Veterinary Medical Association as a biopolitical institution that heavily contributes to the oppression of farmed animals. Beyond schoolwork, Kaden leads the Vassar Animal Rights Coalition and is involved in Vassar’s student government. An optimistic believer that people will make more ethical decisions once educated, they also work as a tour guide at Catskill Animal Sanctuary and daily lecture their rescued rat companions on the ethical pros of not chewing through their computer charger.

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ICAS OCEANIA CHAPTER COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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Conference                 Collective                  News/Events                Oceania Facebook               Mailing List
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34254_131447983562035_1105417_nCarolyn Drew (Australia)
Executive Director of Regions, ICAS
beautiful.wild@internode.on.net

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Radical Adult Education
2. The Kangaroo and Australian Myths
3. Social Justice and Animal Liberation in Australia
4. Animal Liberation and Eco-psychology

Carolyn Drew is an Australian academic and writer. She currently teaches out of University of Canberra and University of Canberra College. Her philosophy on education is inspired by Neil Postman and Paulo Freire. Carolyn’s main aim is to create a learning environment where the student is empowered through nurturing critical thinking skills. Concurrent with this area of interest is her passion for animal rights and activism. Carolyn is particularly interested in the human rupture from the natural world and its underpinning of the exploitation and abuse of animals, including that of humans, throughout history. In 2009 she co-authored ‘The Harvest’ published in the ‘Southerly’, Australia’s preeminent Australian English Association Journal. ‘The Harvest’ is a faction story based on the 2008 slaughter of 512 kangaroos trapped in a disused Naval Transmission Station in Canberra, Australia. Carolyn has a BA in Communication Honours (Canb) and a Masters in Education in Adult education (UTS).

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12421785_10153500267706439_1982019683_nLara Drew (Australia)
Project Director, ICAS Oceania
larastardrew@hotmail.com

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Radical Education
2. Anarchism
3. Animal Activism
4. Feminism and the Body

Lara is passionate about social justice and is a committed activist on a range of issues. This passion for social justice has seen a broadening of interest in both human and animal rights. Lara is an artist and uses charcoal, pencil and pen for portraiture and political statements often using her art as a form of advocacy. She holds a Bachelor of ‘Community Education’ and Honours in ‘Social and Community Studies’ from the University of Canberra. She is currently doing a PhD at the University of Canberra examining the animal advocacy movement and its intrinsic link to radial forms of education. Generally, the educational methods directly influence the practice of advocacy and learning essentially determining how effective advocates are. Through narrative analysis informed by visual imagery, Lara’s PhD research plans to examine the implications of the ways in which advocates go about educating other advocates for social change. Finally, Lara also illustrated a book “Love and Liberation: An Animal Liberation Front Story” by Anthony Nocella and Sarat Colling.

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10265404_10152049668716439_4590435656450588387_oJessica Ison (Australia)
Representative, ICAS Oceania
jessicaison[@]gmail[dot]com

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Queer theory and animal liberation
2. Feminism and ecofeminism
3. Neo-liberalism, “gay rights” and homonormativity
4. Feminist activism

 

Jessica Ison is a PhD candidate at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. She is writing on the intersections of queer theory and animal liberation. She is a tutor at RMIT University in Global, Urban and Social Studies. Jess is the 2014 ICAS Tyke scholar of the year and the chair of the Gender and Sexuality Intersectional Research Collaborative. Currently Jessica is compiling a book of queer critiques of gay marriage in Australia called To The Exclusion of All Others. She lives in Melbourne, on Wurundjeri land, with a bunch of nonhuman and human animals.

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LargeLogo ICAS HiResCollin Salter (Australia)

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Whiteness
2. Postcolonial Studies
3. Gender and Masculinity
4.Microsociology (activism as subcultural practice)

Colin Salter, previously an Institute for Critical Animals Studies board member, teaches in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Wollongong. His research explores approaches to, bases for and process of change in social justice activism—building on more than 15 years of grassroots activism. His publications include the books Whiteness and Social Change: Remnant Colonialisms in Australia and Canada (2103) and Animals and War: Confronting the Military-Animal Industrial Complex (Editor, in press) and the paper Activism as Terrorism: The Green Scare, Radical Environmentalism and Governmentality (2011).

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ICAS AFRICA CHAPTER COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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Current Conference           Past Conferences               Regional Committee                   ICAS Africa Facebook
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Les icas Dr. Les Mitchell (South Africa)
Director, ICAS Africa
mles@ufh.ac.za
AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Discourses and Animal Oppression
2. Open Education
3. Critical Realism
4. Moral Disengagement

Dr. Les Mitchell is a Research Fellow of the Hunterstoun Centre of the University of Fort Hare, South Africa and is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. He has worked in the U.K., Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and South Africa.  His research interests are critical realism, non-human animals, discourses, power, hierarchy, genocide, moral disengagement, and alternatives to violence.

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aragorn icas Aragorn Eloff
aragorn@bolobolo.co.za
AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Deleuze and Guattari studies
2. Anarchism
3. Ethical Philosophy
4. Earth/animal Liberation

Aragorn Eloff is a supporter of animal liberation and a proponent of anarchism and radical environmentalism. He is an independent researcher and activist with a particular interest in the application of poststructuralist, neo-materialist and anarchist ethical philosophy towards analysing and dismantling all forms of oppressive social and ecological relations based on inculturated practices of hierarchy, exploitation and domination.

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sarah icasSarah Smith
Haggis@unisa.ac.za

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Property Law
2. Animal Liberation
3. Legal Philosophy
4. Critical Legal Studies and Feminism Art and the Law

Sarah Smith lectures in Legal Philosophy at the University of South Africa. She has published articles in the fields of feminism and animal liberation. Her current research looks into the potential of social networks as a teaching tool for open distance learning.  She sits on various South African animal interest think tanks and organised the conference Animals in Law and Society: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond. She is also a member of the International Fund for Africa a non–profit corporation committed to preventing, alleviating, and abolishing suffering of human and non–human animals.

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colleen icas Colleen Mollentze
colleen.mollentze@gmail.com
AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Psychology
2. Ecology
3. Kyriarchy, Intersectionality and Animal Rights
4. Advocacy and Normalising Animal Liberation/Animal Rights

Colleen Mollentze  is a psychology honours student, long-term vegetarian and vegan.  Believes strongly that animal advocacy and direct action should be supported by a strong theoretical framework.  Particular interest in the problems of anthropocentrism, the intersect between animal rights and human rights, as well as the links between animal cruelty and violence towards humans. Spends many hours both online and in real life promoting veganism and animal rights ideology. Blogger for Penton Independent Pagan Media.

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icas photyoLuis Cordeiro-Rodrigues
lccmr1984@gmail.com
AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Morality of Political Violence and Terrorism
2. Multiculturalism and the Rights of Minority Cultures
3. Racism in its Relation to Speciesism
4. Ideology and Praxis of Radical Social Movement

Luis Cordeiro-Rodrigues holds a PhD from the University of York (UK) and has published in the South African Journal of Philosophy, Political Studies Review, Journal for Critical Animal Studies, Green Theory and Praxis Journal and the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. His research interests are activism, animal rights, multiculturalism, philosophy of race and LGBT.

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me and ayannaAndrea Marais-Potgieter
andrea@plunge.co.za

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Ecofeminist theory
2. Connection to nature and animals (Ecopsychology)
3. Jungian psychology
4. Symbolism and Activism

Andrea Marais-Potgieter has a degree in Journalism and a Masters in Psychology.  She is currently busy with her PhD and aims to contribute to the new and exciting field of EcoPsychology that addresses the pathological relationship humans have with nature and animals.  Andrea has done qualitative research across 15 African countries over the past 6 years and has extensive experience in branding, marketing and strategy.  She is passionate about Jungian analysis, Ecofeminist theory, Symbolism and Activism.

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ICAS NORTH AMERICA CHAPTER COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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  Projects         Conference              News/Events             About ICAS North America            ICAS N. America Facebook

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12053262_10154647594088079_1735180074_nDr. Sean Parson (United States)
ICAS North American Director
sean.parson@nau.edu

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Radical Political Theory
2. Cultural Studies
3. Social Movements
4. Environmental Politics

Sean Parson is an assistant professor In the departments of Politics and International Affairs and Sustainable Communities at Northern Arizona University. Is if completing a book manuscript on Anarchist Homeless Activism in San Francisco and is working on a new project on Superheroes narratives in comics and movies and the intersection of cultural studies, environmental political theory, and critical animal studies.

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10609651_773941265981019_7005746390262868775_nIan Purdy (Canada)
Executive Director of Publicity
ian_purdy@yahoo.com

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Activism
2. Animal Liberation History
3. Revolutionary Movements of the 1960s and 1970s
4. Social movement theory

Ian Purdy is a grassroots activist based in Toronto, Canada. He holds a Master of Social Justice and Equity Studies (with a CAS focus) from Brock University.  Additionally, Ian holds a BA in English (University of Toronto) and a BSc in Nursing (Ryerson University.) His MA dissertation explored recruitment in the Canadian animal rights movement during the 1970s and 1980s. Ian presented ‘Canada’s Foie Gras Industry’ and ‘The Portrayal of the Animal Liberation Front in Canadian Newspapers in the Early 1990s’ at the 2011 and 2012 ICAS conferences, respectively. By day Ian works as a project manager at an epidemiological health research institute; by night he co-organizes an open lecture series at the University of Toronto called the Animal Rights Academy (http://animalrightsacademy.org/). Day and night he dotes on his family of rescued companion animals.
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anthony-nocella-and-poetry-behind-the-wallsDr. Anthony J. Nocella II (United States)
Executive Director of Total Liberation Campaigns
nocellat@yahoo.com

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Intersectional Inclusive Social Justice Education and Environmental Education/Ecopedagogy
2. Critical Criminology
3. Dis-Ability/Eco-ability Studies/Pedagogy
4. Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies

Anthony J. Nocella II, Ph.D., award-winning author, community organizer, and educator is an Assistant Professor in sociology and criminology at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Nocella the editor of the Peace Studies Journal, is a scholar-activist grounded in the field of education, critical criminology, and peace and conflict studies. He is internationally known for his innovative, transformative, and intersectional collaborations among fields of study, social movements, scholars, communities, and activists. Dr. Nocella has published more than fifty scholarly articles or book chapters, co-founded more than ten active political organizations and serves on four boards. He has founded three book series and co-founded three journals – Green Theory and Praxis, Peace Studies Journal, and Journal of Critical Animal Studies, is on the editorial board of three other journals, and has published more than twenty books. His site is www.anthonynocella.org.
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559692_10100513614304692_1667146681_nDr. Amber George (United States)
Executive Director of Finance
drambergeorge@gmail.com

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Nonhuman ethics
2. Eco-ability
3. Critical Race, disability, and gender studies
4. Cultural studies

Amber E. George, Ph.D., is an educator, social justice advocate, and artist currently teaching courses in ethical and social philosophy at SUNY Cortland, Le Moyne College and Misericordia University. She received her Doctorate in Philosophy from Binghamton University in 2007. Her dissertation, “Interpreting Dislocation: Gathering a Sense of Belonging,” employs various visual and poetic metaphors to analyze oppression based on race, gender, and disability. Themes of her work center on challenging the systemic nature of oppression as it materializes in various cultural situations. Her life and work celebrates a kind of belonging for humans, nonhuman beings, and nature with the hopes of achieving social justice.

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10744610_10153318694346110_1103642799_nDr. Johnny Lupinacci (United States)
Executive Director of Publications
jlupinacci@gmail.com

AREAS OF INTEREST

 1. Environmental Education/EcoJustice/Ecopedagogy
2. Urban Education/Place-based Education
3. Critical Disability/Eco-ability Studies
4.  Anarchist Pedagogies/Cultural Studies

Dr. Lupinacci’s research focuses on how people, specifically educators, learn to both identify and examine destructive habits of modern human culture and how those habits are taught and learning in schools. His work proposes that, through educational activist networks, teachers can be leaders in confronting dominant assumptions about the habits of mind underwriting social injustices and environmental degradation.

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maxresdefaultDr. Joe Leeson-Schatz (United States)
Executive Director, Intersectional Research Collaborative
debate@binghamton.edu

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Disability and Eco-ability Studies
2. Cultural & Media Studies
3. Transhumanist Studies
4. Feminist Theory

Joe Leeson-Schatz is a Professor of English and Feminist Evolutionary Studies at Binghamton University where he also serves as the Director of the Speech and Debate Team, which was ranked 1st in the nation in 2008. He has published essays on technology and apocalypse, environmental securitization, disability studies, and the influence of science-fiction on reality.

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1476576_10203795024855645_5849908164482283485_nJörg Hartmann (Germany)
jh@jh72.de
ICAS Europe Co-Director

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Anarchist animal liberation (in a total liberation sense)
2. Disability liberation/anti-ableism
3. Liberation of the young/anti-ageism/anti-adultism
4. (Anarchist) radical ecology

 Jörg Hartmann during the last years strengthened his focus on multi-issue, cross-movement approaches to the extent that he initiated and co-organized two yearly total liberation gatherings to succeed former single-issue animal liberation counterparts, a German language area-specific one in 2013 (TBK) and one that included activists from four continents in 2014 (IATLG). He also helped people in Eastern Europe and Asia to organize the first two transnational animal liberation gatherings of that region (EARG in Georgia, Caucasus), helped North Africans to create animal liberation groups and to get in contact with each other, co-initiated a collective that combines anti-ableism and animal liberation (Arbeitskreis käfig- und barrierefrei, similar in focus to the Eco-Ability Collective), helped to create an anarchist network of groups both from the economic North and South, all around the Mediterranean Sea, and to establish anti-speciesism as a fully recognized objective of this network besides, e.g., feminism, anti-war struggles or anti-capitalism, co-created a Mediterranean Total Liberation Network as a branch of that broader anarchist network, co-started a series of multi-issue decarceration events and a campaign that targets the exploitation of both humans and non-humans in circuses and other parts of the entertainment industries (resulting in a broken rib and spontaneous solidarity from emancipatory leftist circles in Potsdam, most visible in form of a large transparent shown at a second division soccer game: https://www.facebook.com/PotsdamVibes/photos/a.187309608099870.1073741828.177803265717171/291608081003355/), co-initiated a project that tries to broaden the perspective of local antiracist and anti-deportation campaigns (that he’s participating in) to include generally domination-critical, multi-issue approaches and generally supports joint efforts of animal liberation and radical ecology activists. Jörg’s most important project is the radically unschooled and generally happy upbringing of his son Noam Zia (born in September 2013).

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12604933_10153929329902206_2238892453315174019_o Carlos García (Spain)
ICAS Europe Co-Director
xveganedgex@riseup.net

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Total Liberation
2. Intersectionality of social fights
3. Anarchism and history
4. Kurdistan revolution trough democratic confederalism
Carlos Garcia, is an Animal Liberation activist who is also focused in Total Liberation / intersectionality of social fights. He started to get involved in this being part of political hardcore / punk scene around 25 years ago. He was involved in some antiespeciesist projects in the past. Nowadays he´s in an anarchist and antiespeciesist group wich actually works locally but watching to go further.

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12494923_10208922413479643_2405814668760613181_nDaniela Romero Waldorn
danielaromerow@gmail.com
AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Animals and globalization
2. Animal rights movement
3. Nonviolent action
4. social influence and social change

 Daniela Romero Waldhorn is Chilean, Social Psychologist, holds a master’s degree in Developmental Cooperation, a master’s degree in Citenzenship and Human Rights: Ethics and Politics and a certificate of advanced studies in international law and nonviolent popular struggle. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer at the animal rights NGO AnimaNaturalis International.

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483231_335405649870559_759919005_nAlexandra Navarro (Argentina)
ICAS Latinoamérica Director
aleximca@gmail.com

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Especismo/Antiespecismo
2. Prácticas Culturales (Cultural Studies)
3. Identidad/es
4. Alimentación

Alexandra Navarro. Director of Latin American Journal of Critical Animal Studies and a PhD in Communication investigates strategies that speciesist trying to sustain hegemonic discourse in Argentina, from the production of meanings linked to dietary habits, steeped in history, cultural identity, representations and imaginary; and how to build your antagonism to antiespecista speech. He co-led Projects University Extension and Volunteerism, where the work was to educate valuation of animal life in contexts of social vulnerability, emphasizing the importance of providing decent treatment, accompanying this work with care and assistance for animals.

Doctora en Comunicación (UNLP-CONICET) con su trabajo de investigación “Representaciones e identidades del discurso especista: el caso de la carne vacuna y sus derivados en la Argentina (2000-2012)”. Profesora y Licenciada en Comunicación Social (UNLP). Actualmente es becaria Posdoctoral de CONICET y Profesora Adjunta Ordinaria en la Cátedra Prácticas de la Enseñanza de la Facultad de Periodismo y Comunicación Social (FPyCS) de la UNLP. Fue Becaria de Investigación en FLACSO, donde trabajó sobre Juventudes, y luego fue Becaria de Investigación de la UNLP con incumbencia en organizaciones con fines sociales. Es representante del IECA (Instituto de Estudios Críticos Animales) en Argentina, y Directora de la Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Críticos Animales, la primera en su género editada en español y portugués, considerada una de las revistas más interesantes y productivas del medio académico. Expositora en diversos congresos de la especialidad, tanto nacionales como internacionales, ha publicado capítulos de libros y artículos en diversas revistas, y expuesto trabajos artísticos sobre su labor de investigación a lo largo de los últimos seis años. Fue Co-directora de Proyectos de Extensión y Voluntariado Universitario en la misma línea de trabajo de su Doctorado.
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DSCF9897-001María Marta Andreatta (Argentina)
AREAS OF INTEREST
1. Veganismo / Veganism
2. Prácticas Alimentarias / Eating Practices
3. Especismo / Speciesism
4. Etnografía Performativa / Performance Ethnography
Licenciada en Nutrición y Doctora en Ciencias de la Salud por la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina). Actualmente se desempeña como investigadora en el Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios sobre Cultura y Sociedad (UNC, CONICET, Argentina) donde desarrolla investigación cualitativa en torno al veganismo y el vegetarianismo en la ciudad de Córdoba, Argentina. Fue becaria postdoctoral Fulbright en la Universidad de Illinois en Urbana-Champaign bajo la dirección del Prof. Norman K. Denzin. Es miembro del Comité Editorial de la Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Críticos Animales. Entre sus publicaciones más recientes se encuentran: “Being a Vegan: A Performative Autoethnography” (2015), en Cultural Studies-Critical Methodologies, y “Veganismo, Etnografía Performativa y Estudios Críticos Animales” (2016), en Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Críticos Animales.

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gabriela Gabriela Anahí González (Argentina)
anahigabrielagonzalez@gmail.com


AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Especismo/ anti-especismo
2. Posthumanismo
3. Estudios de género
4. Filosofía política contemporánea

 

Doctoranda en Filosofía por la Université Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint-Denis y la Universidad Nacional de San Martín (co-dirigida por Fabienne Brugère y Marcelo Raffin) con una tesis acerca de la cuestión animal en Jacques Derrida. Licenciada en Filosofía por la UNSJ. Actualmente es Becaria del CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas) y profesora adscripta a las cátedras de Filosofía Contemporánea y Filosofía del Política del Profesorado y la Licenciatura en Filosofía de la UNSJ. Ha sido Becaria de Investigación en el CIN (Consejo Interuniversitario Nacional) y Becaria de Iniciación de la Secretaria de Ciencia y Técnica de la UNSJ. Integrante del board de directores del Institute for critical animal studies y Co-Directora de la Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Críticos Animales, la primera en su género editada en español y portugués. Ha publicado capítulos de libros y artículos en diversas revistas sobre Ética y Filosofía política contemporánea, especialmente sobre la obra de Derrida, incluyendo la temática del problema de la constitución de la subjetividad en su relación con la cuestión de la animalidad. Ha participado de numerosos encuentros científicos. Algunas de sus publicaciones son: «Una lectura deconstructiva del régimen carnofalogocéntrico: hacia una ética animal de la diferencia», en Daimon. Revista Internacional de Filosofía (En prensa), «Hospitalidad de la animalidad», Revista Paralaje, 2013, «Resistencia animal: ética, perspectivismo y políticas de subversión», Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Críticos Animales, 2014, «Comunidad, animalidad y deconstrucción: de la ética a la política animal », en Podestá, B.; Genovese, C. (ed.) Algunas cuestiones de la filosofía política actual, 2015, «La cuestión del sacrificio animal desde un enfoque biopolítico», en Podestá, B.; Genovese, C. (ed.), Tramas actuales de la biopolítica, 2015, «Modos hospitalarios de ser-con los animales en el pensamiento de Jacques Derrida» en Cragnolini, M. (comp.) Cuestiones biopolíticas: vida, sobrevida, muerte, 2012, «Deconstrucción y resistencia animal: hacia una perspectiva situada » en La cuestión animal(ista), en Ávila Gaitán I., Ediciones Desde Abajo, Bogotá, 2016.

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Cassiana Lopes Stephan (Brasil)
cassianastephan@yahoo.com.br
AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Etica
2. Política
3. Filosofia Helenística
4. Filosofia Contemporânea

Doutoranda do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Filosofia pela Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) em razão da promoção antecipada e direta do Mestrado para o Doutorado concedida pela CAPES, segundo o Decreto 4.631 de 21 de Março de 2003. Seus principais interesses de investigação concernem aos estudos filosófico-sociais relativos às políticas não-identitárias, à ética do cuidado de si, à amizade e ao animalismo como modos de pensamento e atuação que permitem problematizar, mas também afrontar as muitas formas de fascismo, as quais impedem o desenvolvimento da crítica acerca dos valores vigentes na sociedade e na cultura e, sendo assim, sufocam diferentes maneiras de viver ou de se relacionar. Durante a Graduação em Filosofia (DEFI/UFPR) participou do PET-Filosofia (Programa de Educação Tutorial da Filosofia) como bolsista entre 2008 e 2010. As pesquisas desenvolvidas nesse período versaram sobre a (I) articulação entre sabedoria e felicidade no estoicismo e (II) a relação entre homens e animais, de acordo com a teoria estoica da “apropriação” (oikeiôsis). Além disso, foi bolsista da Iniciação Científica (UFPR/TN) entre 2010-2011 com a pesquisa sobre a teoria da apropriação e a formação da comunidade social no estoicismo. Participou do projeto de tradução, coordenado pelo Profº Drº Pedro Ipiranga Júnior, da obra “Nigrinio” de Luciano de Samósata. No ano de 2015 defendeu a Dissertação de Mestrado no tema concernente às convergências e divergências entre as interpretações de Michel Foucault e de Pierre Hadot sobre a ética estoica. Atualmente, sob a orientação do Profº Drº André de Macedo Duarte e coorientação da Profª Drª Inara Zanuzzi, desenvolve a tese intitulada “Estéticas da Amizade: por uma história das relações agonísticas entre a política dos deveres e a ética do cuidado de si”. Ademais, desde 2015 participa do conselho editorial da Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Críticos Animales. Possui experiência nas áreas de Ética, Política, Filosofia Helenística e Filosofia Contemporânea.

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eduardoEduardo Rincón Higuer (Colombia)
eduardorinconhiguera@gmail.com

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Ética y Filosofía de la consideración de los animales no humanos
2. Ecosocialismo
3. Ética y Filosofía Práctica
4. Éticas Ecológicas Latinoamericanas

 

Eduardo Rincón Higuera, colombiano, es Doctorando en Filosofía de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid con una tesis sobre las discusiones éticas y filosóficas del animalismo contemporáneo en el contexto de la crisis socioecológica. Es Magister en Filosofía de la Universidad del Rosario y Licenciado en Filosofía. Es profesor de Uniminuto – Bogotá y director de la Unidad y de la Especialización en Ética de la misma institución. Coautor del capítulo “Experimentación con Animales” junto con Jorge Riechmann para el libro “Bioética, Derecho y Sociedad” (Editorial Trotta, 2015). Ha prologado y aportado el capítulo “Los animales en el capitalismo. Dos ideas ecosocialistas para pensar el animalismo” al libro de Jorge Riechmann Tratar de comprender. Ensayos escogidos sobre sustentabilidad y ecosocialismo en el Siglo de la Gran Prueba. (Editorial Universidad Distrital – Uniminuto, Bogotá. 2014). Ha sido editor y compilador de los libros Reflexiones sobre la acción. Perspectivas éticas. (Editorial Uniminuto, Bogotá, 2011) y Ética, política y responsabilidad. Reflexiones interdisciplinares. (Editorial Uniminuto, Bogotá, 2012), en los que ha escrito los capítulos “La importancia de que nos preocupen los animales. Reflexiones sobre política animal y agencia política en favor de los animales no humanos” y “Responsabilidad ecológica. Una apuesta desde la socioecoética” respectivamente. Asimismo, es autor del capítulo “La ecoética filosófica y la consideración moral de los animales en la educación ecológica. Una perspectiva” en el libro Filosofías del buen vivir, del malvivir y otros ensayos (Ediciones del Solar, Caracas, 2012). Es investigador de temas animalistas y ecológicos, miembro del grupo de investigación “Pensamiento Ético y Problemas Morales Contemporáneos” de Uniminuto y del grupo de investigación transdisciplinar sobre transiciones socioecológicas (GinTRANS2) de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Además es portavoz para Colombia de la Asociación Animalista LIBERA!

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ivanIván Darío Ávila Gaitán  (Colombia)
livication@hotmail.com

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Posthumanismo y nuevos materialismos
2. Biopolítica
3. Filosofía (trans)feminista
4. Teoría poscolonial

Politólogo de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia con estudios de posgrado en Filosofía y en el campo de los Estudios Culturales (Universidad de los Andes y Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales). Doctorando en Filosofía (Universidad de los Andes). Dentro de sus principales intereses de investigación/acción se encuentran los Estudios Culturales, la Filosofía Política Contemporánea, la Bioética y Biopolítica, la Ecología Política, los Estudios de Género y los Movimientos Sociales. Actualmente hace parte de la Red Biopolítica y del nodo latinoamericano del Institute for critical animal studies. Con el grupo de investigación Relaciones Interétnicas y Minorías Culturales, de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, ha adelantado diferentes trabajos de investigación/acción en lo referente a organizaciones político-culturales (ambientalistas, mujeres, animalistas, población LGBTI, indígenas, entre otras). Se ha desempeñado también como docente universitario y columnista. Autor del libro De la isla del doctor Moreau al planeta de los simios: la dicotomía humano/animal como problema político (Ediciones Desde Abajo, 2013) y compilador de La cuestión animal(ista) (Ediciones Desde Abajo, 2016 [en prensa]).

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fernandoFernando Bottom (Brasil)
fernandobotton@gmail.com

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Gender and Especism
2. Micropolítics
3. Histroy and Postestructuralism
4. Postmodern Anarchism

Graduado y maestre en Historia, actualmente realiza el doctorado en la Universidade Federal do Paraná – Brasil por la línea de investigación: Intersubjetividade e pluralidade: reflexão e sentimento na História. Es becario de CAPES y en el año de 2014 hizo intercambio en la Universidad de Buenos Aires para estudiar las cuestiones de género en la política peronista. Actúa como docente en la Faculdade Integrada Espírita y como Tutor en la Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, por la misma institución también coordina tesis de conclusión de curso en el Programa de Posgrado en Historia, Arte y Cultura. Es miembro del consejo editorial de la Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Críticos Animales; También es evaluador ad hoc en las revistas Cadernos de Clio y Atelier de História. Hace parte de los grupos de investigación: Núcleo de Estudos de Gênero (UFPR); História e Linguagens Políticas: razão, sentimentos e sensibilidades – PRONEX (CNPq/Fundação Araucária); História da Assistência à Saúde (FIOCRUZ); Intersubjetividade e pluralidade: reflexão e sentimento na História (UFPR). Es coordinador del Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisas sobre Género (UFPR). También lanzó un proyecto de coordinación del programa de post grado latu sensu en História de la Arte en la Faculdade Espírita. Es estudioso de temas relacionados con género, masculinidad, patriarcalismo y política en sus conexiones con la Psicología Social. Por sus lecturas acerca de la filosofía posestructuralista de Michel Foucault y Gilles Deleuze se interesa sobre la cuestión animal, especialmente acerca de sus repercusiones éticas, políticas y subjetivas contemporáneas. Se propone realizar reflexiones acerca de las relaciones entre el género y la animalidad, pensando las políticas que entrecruzan categorías como la discriminación especista y sexista en la historia y filosofía contemporánea.
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samuelSamuel León Martínez (Mexico)
sam__slm@hotmail.com

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Filosofía del Derecho
2. Ética Animal
3. Derecho Animal
4. Derecho Ambiental

Licenciado en derecho por la UNAM con la defensa de la tesis ¿Derechos de los animales no humanos? Nuevos enfoques teóricos. Actualmente curso estudios de maestría en la misma casa de estudios en temas de Derecho Animal. He sido Coordinador del podcast de Derecho y Ética Animal Ius Animalium de Grado Cero. He participado como ponente en eventos como Animales en Mente: escuchar, entender, responder (UMSNH), II Global Animal Law Conference (UAB), he sido coordinador de eventos locales como Animales: Derecho y Filosofía, Taller de Analítica de la Liberación Animal, Derechos Humanos y Derechos de los animales: Comparar lo incomparable, en la misma Facultad de Derecho de la UNAM. También ha participado como ponente en la Feria Vegana de la Ciudad de México en su segunda edición
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ariadnaAriadna Beiroz (Chile)
ariadnaberoiz@gmail.com

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Derecho Animal
2. Derecho Constitucional
3. Derecho Administrativo-Regulatorio
4. Teoría del Derecho

Egresada de Derecho en la Universidad de Chile (2010-2014) , actualmente en proceso de titulación. Durante el periodo de Septiembre 2014-2015 realizó un intercambio académico en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, España, a través de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Chile. Desde siempre interesada en el beneficio que el Derecho, que en tanto herramienta académica y social puede colaborar para beneficiar a los animales no humanos, por lo cual actualmente es miembro activo de Derecho y Defensa Animal, primera organización dedicada al estudio y desarrollo de la disciplina del Derecho Animal en Chile.

En relación al ámbito académico, es Ayudante del Departamento de Derecho Público de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Chile desde el año 2011 hasta la actualidad, colaborando en las cátedras de Ciencias Políticas y Derecho Constitucional (con el Prof. José Ignacio Vásquez, Ministro del Tribunal Constitucional de Chile), y en Derecho Administrativo (con el Prof. Carlos Carmona Santander, Presidente del Tribunal Constitucional de Chile). Además, ayudante en la Cátedra de Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos con el Prof. Claudio Nash desde el año 2015; y del Departamento de Clínicas Jurídicas, en la Clínica de Justicia Constitucional, con la Prof. Jesica Torres desde el año 2015. Además, integró el Equipo de Corrección de la Revista Derecho y Humanidades (2012-2014).

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10576995_10152197701831447_7165785199899400126_nAndrea Padilla Villarraga (Colombia)
a.padilla@uniandes.edu.co

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Animal Ethics and Animal Rights
2. Animal Advocacy (Legal Strategies, Social Movements, etc.)
3. Connections between forms of oppression, including animal exploitation
4. Animal Policy

 

Andrea Padilla Villarraga is the spokeswoman for AnimaNaturalis International in Colombia. PhD Candidate in Law from Universidad de los Andes de Bogotá (Colombia). With a degree in Psychology from Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá (Colombia), M.Sc. in Criminology at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), M.Sc. in Thinking and Governing Complex Societies of Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain). Columnist.

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Carlos Andrés Moreno Urán (Colombia)
carlosmorenophi@gmail.com

AREAS OF INTEREST:
1. Animal ethics / Ética animal
2. Animal rights / Derechos de los animales
3. Animal cognition / Cognición animal
4. Web Developer / Desarrollador web
 

Carlos Andrés Moreno Urán has a MA student in Philosophy at University of Valle, Cali, Colombia. Graduated in Philosohy by University of Valle as well. Currently, he teaches Philosophy and Theory of Knowledge in Deutsche Schule, Cali, Kolumbien. As a Master Degree student, he develops the project “From Theory to Practice; the Question of Animal Rights”. He is member of HERMES, a research group at the University of Valle. Besides, he participates in the Seminar “Animal Ethics” developing teaching activities; the class in focussed on the moral consideration to animals, some animal cognition theories such as Frans de Waal, Bekoff among others, as well as some proposals of ecology and alternative approaches to animal consideration. He is also interested in digital projects and content management platforms such as Joomla and WordPress. He coordinates the Colombian Society of Philosophy website (http://www.socolfil.org). He plans to continue researching about the relationship between humans and animal in a PhD level.

Candidato a Mágister en Filosofía de la Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. Profesional en Filosofía de la misma universidad. Profesor de Filosofía y Teoría del Conocimiento en Deutsche Schule, Cali. Durante la Maestría desarrolló el proyecto de investigación: “De la teoría a la práctica, la cuestión de los derechos de los animales”. Miembro del Grupo de Investigación HERMES de la Universidad del Valle. Ha participado en varios eventos a nivel nacional e internacional donde ha presentado avances de investigación en el tema de los derechos de los animales. Actualmente co-dirige un Seminario Temático en la Universidad del Valle en el que se trabajan temas de Ética animal, allí se han analizado teorías sobre la consideración moral hacia los animales, teorías sobre cognición animal y algunas propuestas de ecología y enfoques alternativos a la consideración animal. Adicional a lo anterior se interesa en proyectos digitales y de gestión de contenidos. Tiene conocimientos en Joomla y WordPress. Es coordinador de la página web de la Sociedad Colombiana de Filosofía y de las redes sociales que la misma tiene. Espera continuar sus estudios de doctorado en el tema de la relación entre humanos y animales.

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1781242_898231180201112_951740194299474888_oBogna Konior (Hong Kong)
ICAS Asia Co-Director
bognakonior@googlemail.com

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Continental Philosophy
2. Anthropology of science
3. Media studies
4. Political theory

Bogna M Konior is currently pursuing her PhD on Southeast Asian cinema and post-anthropocentric politics of non-human personhood at Hong Kong Baptist University. She has previously studied critical theory, film, and philosophy in London and Amsterdam. Aside from representing ICAS Asia, she is also the co-organizer of the New Materialism Society, Hong Kong, devoted to the reclaiming of materiality in contemporary critical and philosophical thought and practice, especially in relation to activism, art, and revolution. Over the years, she has worked as a freelance curator and film programmer at OT301 in Amsterdam, and a member of the jury at Five Flavors Film Festival in Warsaw, devoted to promoting independent Asian cinema, as well as easternKicks.com.

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LargeLogo ICAS HiResSara Tsui (Hong Kong)
ICAS Asia Co-Director
sarah.greet@gmail.com

AREAS OF INTEREST

1. Animal Law
2. Legal Education
3. Animal welfare, policies and the Law
4. Tort

Sara Tsui is a lawyer and a law lecturer in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. After she qualified as a practicing solicitor and practiced in the legal field, she turned to academia and is currently completing her doctorate. Her focus in academia and research has been non-human related issues ranging from law, welfare and ethics to the relationship between humans and non-human subjects. Her current doctorate thesis is on the policies and laws on animal related legislations in Hong Kong. Sara also believe in the need of education in non-human related issues and therefore have set up the first Animal Law course at the university where she teaches and the first general courses on animal welfare, ethics and law. She is also the founding member of the first Animal Welfare Research Center in Hong Kong – where the aim is to promote the discussion of non-human welfare, ethics and law at many different levels.

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