Tuesday, 19 August 2008

International Society for Anthrozoology

Last week, I was in Toronto for meetings and to attend the International Society for Anthrozoology, which sponsors the peer-reviewed journal Anthrozoos.

Leesa Fawcett's keynote presentation was especially moving because, when she hired me some ten years ago as a research assistant for a study on how children think about wild animals, she introduced me to the human-animal studies field. She presented some key findings from that study, and shared some of her evolving thoughts on politics and ethics.

We talked about doing some writing together, and I invited her to visit the University of Calgary in the coming months.

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