New Graduate Specialization
Animal Studies: Social Science & Humanities Perspectives
The graduate specialization in Animal Studies: Social Science & Humanities Perspectives is designed for doctoral and master's students to explore the historical and contemporary social dimensions of the human-animal relationship from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students participating in the specialization program:
- Gain basic knowledge in the relationships between humans and other animals;
- Develop their understanding of how humans and other animals are linked together in a vulnerable biosphere;
- Examine the legal, philosophical and historical perspectives on the human-animal relationship;
- Apply issues of the human-animal relationship to their home disciplines.
This specialization is administered by the College of Social Science, and the Department of Sociology is the primary administrative unit.
For more information, see http://animalstudies.msu.edu, or contact:
Dr. Linda Kalof
Department of Sociology
Michigan State University
MSU to host Animals & Society Institute Fellows
Michigan State University will host the 2008 Animals & Society Institute Fellows for six weeks of intensive research-in-residence, June 2- July 11, 2008 . See www.animalstudies.msu.edu for more information.
The Animals Reader earns high praise
ECCSG members Linda Kalof and Amy Fitzgerald have received favorable reviews for their recently published edited volume, The Animals Reader, from The Guardian, The Financial Times, Organization and Environment, and Frieze. The Animals Reader is a compilation of essays on animal studies by notable scholars in the fields of Philosophy, Ethics, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, History, Law and Science.