A Research Agenda for Animal Geographies

Type: Virtual Lightning Paper
Theme: Animal Geography Specialty Group Curated Track
Sponsor Groups: Animal Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/7/2021
Start / End Time: 4:40 PM / 5:55 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 2
Organizers: Alice Hovorka
Chairs: Alice Hovorka


Animal geographies reflects an innovative and thriving sub-discipline. Animal geographers seek to understand how humans think about, place, and engage with animals, how animals shape human identities and social dynamics, as well as how broader processes influence the circumstances and experiences of animals. Animals fully feature as meaningful subjects of geographical study and animal geographies advance multi-species theoretical and empirical understanding in the discipline. This Elgar volume entitled "A Research Agenda for Animal Geographies" is meant to inspire further growth and engagement among animal geographers by presenting recent forays into theories of power, methodological innovations unearthing animal lifeworlds, and commitments to praxis. The moment is upon the sub-discipline to ‘bring the animals back out’ of Geography and beyond to influence dialogue and actions to address the pressing issues of our time.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Alice Hovorka*, York University, Sandra McCubbin, Government of Canada, Lauren Van Patter, Queen's University, Framing a Research Agenda for Animal Geographies Amidst Socio-Ecological Crises 5 4:40 PM
Presenter Padini Nirmal*, , Jody Emel, Clark University, A Feminist Research Agenda for Multispecies Justice 5 4:45 PM
Presenter Ariel Otruba*, Moravian College, Jenny Isaacs*, Rutgers University, Animality/coloniality and the animal question 5 4:50 PM
Presenter Lewis Holloway*, University of Hull, Christopher Bear, Cardiff University, Exploring the human-animal-technology nexus: power relations and divergent conduct 5 4:55 PM
Presenter Anita Hagy Ferguson*, Arizona State University, [Re]animating and [Re]animalizing Wildlife Conservation Landscapes 5 5:00 PM
Presenter Rebecca Ellis*, University of Western Ontario, Sensuous and spatial multispecies ethnography as a vehicle to the re-enchantment of everyday life: A case study of knowing bees 5 5:05 PM
Presenter Jamie Arathoon*, University of Glasgow, Researching animal geographies through the use of walking methods 5 5:10 PM
Presenter Carley MacKay*, York University, Animal subjectivities and lifeworlds: working with and learning from animals through the practice of multispecies participant observation 5 5:15 PM
Presenter M.J. Barrett*, University of Saskatchewan, Viktoria Hinz*, School of Environment and Sustainability, Vanessa Wijngaarden*, University of Johannesburg, ‘Speaking’ With Other Animals through Intuitive Interspecies Communication: Towards Cognitive and Interspecies Justice 5 5:20 PM
Presenter Jacquelyn Johnston*, Florida International University, Ghost stories: Investigative animal geographies for multi-species justice 5 5:25 PM
Presenter Richard White*, Sheffield Hallam University, Achieving Trans-species Social and Spatial Justice through Critical Animal Geographies 5 5:30 PM

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