Chloë Taylor

Chloë Taylor is a Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Alberta. Her research interests include Critical Animal Studies, food politics, Anthropocene Studies, feminist philosophy, the philosophy of gender and sexuality, critical disability studies, and prison abolitionism.

Jessica Eisen

Jessica Eisen is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. She has a PhD in Juridical Science (JSD) from Harvard Law School. Her research interests include animals and the law, constitutional and comparative constitutional law, equality and antidiscrimination law, feminist legal theory, intergenerational justice, and law and social movements.

Kelly Struthers Montford

Kelly Struthers Montford is an alumna of the University of Alberta. Graduating with a PhD from the Sociology department at the University of Alberta in 2017 with a dissertation on the sociology of food, Kelly is now an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

Esther Rosario

Esther Rosario is a doctoral candidate in the Philosophy Department at the University of Alberta, where she is completing a dissertation in the feminist philosophy of science. Esther also teaches the Feminism and Food course for the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.

Emily Hull

Emily Hull is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology. Her work focuses on Human-Animal Relationships and Zooarchaeology, with a specific focus on reindeer-human relationships in Fennoscandia. Her research interests include domestication, paleopathology, and ableism in zooarchaeological studies of injured non-human persons.

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