Annual Fellows

Fellows Program

Dr. Anthony J. Nocella II

Coordinator, CAS Annual Fellows Program


  1. This annual program is dedicated postdoctrates with an expertise in the area of critical animal studies and that does not hold a full-time professor position or another Fellows position.
  2. This program is open to postdoctrates internationally.
  3. Fellows are unpaid.
  4. Fellows are encouraged to provide research, lectures, advice, and assist in organizing events and programs.
  5. To apply Fellows must be ICAS members.


If you would like to apply to any of the above programs please send:

  1. A 80 to 100 words one paragraph third person biography
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Your full contact information (phone-number, e-mail, name, address

2020 ICAS Fellows

Isabella LaRocca González
Isabella LaRocca González is an artist, educator and activist working primarily with photography and motion pictures. Her work is part of a long tradition in photography: to bring to light and find beauty in the disregarded, hidden, unconscious, or commonplace. Awards for her work include the Ferguson Grant from the Friends of Photography in San Francisco, CA for excellence and commitment to the field of photography. Her photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States including a solo show at the Center for Photography in Woodstock, NY. The work La Rocca creates and exhibits is deeply informed by her intersectional social justice animal liberation activism. In addition, animal advocacy organizations she has provided pro bono still and motion picture photography for include Free From Harm, Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary, Millacayohtl/Seed the Commons, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Berkeley Animal Shelter, Oakland Animal Shelter, Global March for Elephants and Rhinos, Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, National Animal Rights Day, Earth Hour San Francisco, Duo Duo Project, Direct Action Everywhere, Farm Sanctuary Walk for Animals, and Goatlandia Animal Sanctuary.

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Dr. Simon Springer
Simon Springer is Professor of Human Geography, Head of Discipline for Geography and Environmental Studies, and Director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His research agenda explores the geographies of neoliberalism, violence, and power. He cultivates a cutting edge theoretical approach to his scholarship by foregrounding a radical revival of anarchist philosophy, which includes challenging human supremacy and the violence of speciesism. Simon’s books include Fuck Neoliberalism (PM Press), The Anarchist Roots of Geography (University of Minnesota Press), The Discourse of Neoliberalism (Rowman & Littlefield), Violent Neoliberalism (Palgrave Macmillan), and Cambodia’s Neoliberal Order (Routledge). His edited books include The Handbook of Neoliberalism (Routledge), The Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia (Routledge) and the Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt trilogy (Rowman & Littlefield). He is currently working on two edited volumes entitled Vegan Geographies and Undoing Human Supremacy.

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Dr. Marek Muller

S. Marek Muller is an Assistant Professor of Rhetorical Studies at Florida Atlantic University. Her work is at the nexus of environmental communication, critical intercultural communication, and rhetorical studies. Specifically, she is interested in the rhetorical constructions of “humanity” and “animality” as they are used in the service of human and nonhuman animal oppression and liberations.


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Z. Zane McNeill
Z. Zane McNeill is an indepedent scholar-activist whose research focuses on queer ecologies, socially engaged art, politichoreography, and critical geographies. His writing on anti-speciesism and consistent anti-oppression has appeared in Sentient Media, Animal People Forum, Crip HumAnimal, Animals in Society, and the Vegan Feminist Network. Their co-edited collection with Julia Feliz, Queer and Trans Voices: Achieving Liberation Through Consistent Anti-Oppression, was recently published with Sanctuary Publishers. He also has forthcoming collections coming out concerning anti-carceral veganism and queerness in Appalachia.