Session 6

Future Areas of Research at the Juncture of Animal Studies, Climate Change and Global Health

Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals

Date: To be confirmed


In this sixth and final session we will reflect on the insights from the previous sessions and identify ways of moving forward in theory and practice. Specifically, we are looking to assemble scholars to map future areas of research at the juncture of animal studies, climate change and global health: What have we learned from the previous sessions about the gaps and frontiers of research? What areas deserve our attention going forward? And how does this relate to issues of global health?

Given the manifold intersectional forms of oppression, subjugation, and indifference experienced by animals and human people affected by climate change, should all scholars be concerned about climate change, and make efforts to incorporate this into their academic endeavors? How can we develop a multispecies approach to climate justice and to animal and human health? How does this relate to other questions of global justice, and the oppression of human groups (e.g. just transitions for farmers and other workers)? How is this interconnected with capitalism? How do questions of equality play into this? What – if any – arguments are there to include animals’ voices in the regulation of climate policy?  

Moderator: Dinesh Wadiwel (University of Sydney)

Speakers: Will Kymlicka (Queen’s University), Claire Jean Kim (University of California)

Register: Coming soon

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