ASI-WAS Human-Animal Studies Fellowship Program
The Human-Animal Studies Fellowship Program is an annual six-week summer residency that brings together six to eight Animal Studies scholars. Fellows have a PhD or equivalent, or are ABD; are actively working in the field of Animal Studies; and must have a research or writing project that they are engaged in during the duration of the fellowship. Chosen scholars are awarded a stipend that is used to cover travel costs and living expenses during their residency. Recipients of fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at Wesleyan for the six-week period and to participate in and make a contribution to the intellectual life of the Program through participating in a series of workshops and guest lectures. Fellows will also form a community among themselves and will be expected to communicate with each other about their research.
2012 Fellowship Applications now being accepted.
The Deadline is November 30, 2011.
Go here for more details.
2011 ASI-WAS Summer Conference Schedule
The conference will be held in Usdan 108 on the Wesleyan University Campus, in beautiful Middletown, Connecticut, from June 27-June 30, 2011. To view a map of the campus, visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/about/campusmap.html.
4:00. Kenneth Shapiro, Executive Director, Animals and Society Institute. “Welcome.”
4:15. Robert Mitchell, Professor of Psychology, Eastern Kentucky University. “Why do people laugh when playing with a dog?”
5:00. Paul Waldau, Head Faculty for the Anthrozoology graduate program, Canisius College. “Animal Studies in the Key of Animal Rights.”
9:00. Kelly Enright, Writer and Museum Consultant. “Extinction: How we lose, mourn, and live with lost species.”
9:30. Kari Weil comments
10:00. Kari Weil, University Professor of Letters at Wesleyan University. “Animal Deaths and Melancholy Becomings.”
11:30. Stephan Blatti. Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Memphis. “The Dying Animal.”
12:00. Alastair Norcross comments
12:30. Alastair Norcross, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder. “The Significance of Death for Animals.”
2:30. Kery Chez, Ph.D. Candidate in English, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. “The Affect of Humaneness: Humane Movements and Pet-Keeping in Late Nineteenth-Century England and America.”
3:00. Ivan Kreilkamp comments
3:30. Ivan Kreilkamp, Associate Professor of Victorian Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. “Infinite Compassion:” Nonhuman Life in Olive Schreiner’s The Story of an African Far.”
9:00. Richie Nimmo. Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester. “Primate Visionaries: Constituting Hybrid Knowledges on the Human-Nonhuman Boundary.”
9:30. Lori Gruen comments
10:00. Lori Gruen, Chair and Professor of Philosophy, Environmental Studies, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University. “Pan thanatology -- Mourning Chimpanzees.”
11:30. Elizabeth Johnson. PhD Candidate in Geography, University of Minnesota. “Animating Futures, Reanimating Biopolitics: Animals, Technology and Future.”
12:00. Susan Squier comments
12:30. Susan Squier, Professor of Women's Studies, English, and STS (Science, Technology, and Society) at The Pennsylvania State University, as well as Acting Director of the STS program. “Hybridity.”
2:30. Abebaw Gashaw Kebede. Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Jimma University, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. “Improving Community Animal Welfare in Jimma Zone.”
3:00. Andrew Rowan comments
3:30. Andrew Rowan, President and CEO of Humane Society International, Chief International Officer and Chief Scientific Officer for The Humane Society of the United States. “Revisiting Leach: Animal Names, Images and Concepts. Why are they so Challenging?”
11:00. Alastair Hunt. Assistant Professor of English, Portland State University. “The Romantic Rhetoric of the Human.”
11:30. Ron Broglio comments
12:00. Ron Broglio, Assistant Professor of English at Arizona State University. “Vulnerability and Hospitality in Figuring the Animal Revolution: Events to Come.”
2:00. Joshua Russell. PhD Candidate, Environmental Studies, York University. “On Lifetimes: Children’s Experiences of Animal Death.”
2:30. Susan McHugh comments
3:00. Susan McHugh, Professor of English at University of New England. “Hybrid Species and Narratives in Ibrahim al-Konis’ Fiction.”
4:00. End of Conference
To learn more about this year's fellows go here.