Videos from the 2017 16th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies




Saturday – Welcoming

9:30am – Sean Parson, Northern Arizona University and Anthony J. Nocella II, Fort Lewis College


10am – Session 1

Panel Chair: Caitlin Laffey, Fort Lewis College
Camera: Neiko Martinez, Fort Lewis College

  1. Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies
    Sean Parson, Northern Arizona University
  2. From Choice to Accessibility: Promoting Meatless Infrastructures in Denmark
    Drew Winter, Rice University
    Isabella La Rocca, Centre College, Danville, Kentucky




11:30am – Session 2

Panel Chair: Nicola Walker, Fort Lewis College
Camera: Gabrielle Medina, Fort Lewis College

  1. Picturing Elephants: A Critical Animal and Media Studies Project
    Nathan Grande, University of Texas at Dallas
  2. Building Bridges with Indigenous Activists
    Max Lieberman, University of Iowa
  3. Initiating Conversations About Issues Associated with the Animal Industrial Complex
    Jennifer Williams, Northern Arizona University


1:00pm – Lunch


2:00pm – Session 3

Panel Chair: Tatyana  Trujillo, Fort Lewis College
Camera: Briana Littleben, Fort Lewis College

  1. Dealing with Trauma: Introducing an Eco-ability Liberatory Therapy
    Marissa Anderson, Fort Lewis College
  2. The V Word: Deploying Veganism in Liberationist Advocacy
    Jonathan Dickstein, University of California-Santa Barbara
  3. (Re)Imaginings of “Community”: Perceptions of (Dis)ability, the environment, and Inclusion
    John Lupinacci and Mary Ward Lupinacci, Washington State University



3:30pm – Session 4

Panel Chair: Charles Stabler, Fort Lewis College
Camera: Alvin Harvey, Fort Lewis College

    1. Revoicing the Silenced: Constructing Animal Liberation Through Microsanctuaries
      Hana Zoe, Colorado
    2. The Academic Intelligence Complex and Strategies for Change
      Erik Juergensmeyer, Fort Lewis College
    3. Cryptocurrencies and Total Liberation
      Alaina Sigler, Direct Action Everywhere Colorado and Food Not Bombs Boulder

5:00pm – End of Day One


5:30pm – Dinner

Meet in front of Senate Room




10am – Session 5

Panel Chair: Wade Young, Fort Lewis College
Camera: Nicola Walker, Fort Lewis College

  1. Culture and Bull Fighting
    David Vasquez Hurtado, Fort Lewis College
  2. Sanctuary as Commons
    Mara Pfeffer, North Arizona University
  3. Constellations: Stories of Coming to and Sustaining Justice Work for All Life
    Madison Ledgerwood, North Arizona University


11:30am – Session 6

Roundtable Chair: Anthony J. Nocella II, Fort Lewis College
Camera: Mattie Baker, Fort Lewis College

  • Roundtable on Anarchism and Ecology
  • Anthony J. Nocella II, Fort Lewis College and Sean Parson, Northern Arizona University