Annual Scholars

Annual Scholars

Britches Scholar of the Year: Founded in 2010, ICAS recognizes one graduate student from around the world who is working theoretically and practically on advancing animal rights activism and/or alternatives to animal studies and research. If you are interested in being an ICAS Britches Scholar of the Year please send 1) a 500 to 1000 word statement detailing your accomplishments, academic work, advocacy, and academic and political goals, 2) three recommendation letters, and 3) your CV. The Scholars position is a one year appointment.

Tyke Scholar of the Year: Founded in 2010, ICAS recognizes one graduate student from around the world who is working theoretically and practically on advancing alternatives to violence, domestication, and/or animal entertainment. If you are interested in being an ICAS Tyke Scholar of the Year please send 1) a 500 to 1000 word statement detailing your accomplishments, academic work, advocacy, and academic and political goals, 2) three recommendation letters, and 3) your CV. The Scholars position is a one year appointment.

Hilda Scholar of the Year: Founded in 2012, ICAS recognizes one graduate student from around the world who is working theoretically and practically on advancing alternatives to the agricultural industrial complex, slaughterhouses, factory farms, dairy farms, and other exploitative violent agricultural practices used for food, clothes, medicine, and other nonhuman animal based products. If you are interested in being an ICAS Hilda Scholar of the Year please send 1) a 500 to 1000 word statement on your accomplishments, academic work, advocacy, and academic and political goals, 2) three recommendations, and 3) your CV. The position is a one year appointment.

  • The scholars are annual positions that are renewable.
  • All scholars must be members.
  • All scholars are responsible for participating in ICAS’s Intersectional Research Collectives, putting on events at their university, publishing work, presenting lecturers at forums on cas, and promoting ICAS and CAS via social media and in higher education.
  • After being notified of being awarded as a Scholar, please send us a 200 to 250 word biography and picture of yourself (photo is optional), which will be posted with on the ICAS website.
  • Please send a paragraph report every month to update us on your work so we can post it in our newsletter, website, and blog.
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2020 Annual Scholars

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 94342202_275729263454222_5005502758187433984_n.jpgJulia Feliz
Julia Feliz
is a resource activist, illustrator, and the author of works, including “Veganism in an Oppressive World (2017),” “Veganism of Color: Decentering Whiteness in Human and Nonhuman Liberation (2019),” and due in 2020, “Queer and Trans Voices: Achieving Liberation Through Consistent Anti-Oppression.” Julia is also the founder and lead content editor of Sanctuary Publishers. They are also the designer and creator of resources, such as NeuroAbleism.com, ConsistentAntiOppression.com,  VeganismOfColor.com, and NewPrideFlag.com. Julia holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in the biological sciences and most recently, was kicked out of Cornell University for their radical and open stance against racism, neuroableism, and nonbinarism in the field of science and beyond.

  • Critical Animal Studies Britches Scholar of the Year
  • Critical Animal Studies Tyke Scholar of the Year
  • Critical Animal Studies Hilda Scholar of the Year

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2013 Annual Scholars

  • Critical Animal Studies Britches Scholar of the Year
    Anthony Belotti
  • Critical Animal Studies Tyke Scholar of the Year
    Sunaura “Sunny” Taylor
  • Critical Animal Studies Hilda Scholar of the Year
    Katie Gillespie

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2012 Annual Scholars

  • Critical Animal Studies Tyke Scholar of the Year
    Tereza Vandrovcova
  • Critical Animal Studies Britches Scholar of the Year
    Jessica Groling
  • Critical Animal Studies Hilda Scholar of the Year
    Adam Weitzenfeld

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2011 Annual Scholars

  • 2011 Britches Scholar of the Year
    Jenny Grubbs
  • 2011 Tyke Scholar of the Year
    A. Breeze Harper

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2010 Annual Scholars

  • 2010 Britches Scholar of the Year
    Laura Shields
  • 2010 Tyke Scholar of the Year
    Vasile Stănescu

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