Animal Studies Friday Seminar Schedule


Spring 2015


February 25th*

Dr. Margo DeMello, Program Director at the Animals & Society Institute, will present on her recent book project, Mourning Animals, forthcoming in The Animal Turn Book Series by Michigan State University Press. *This seminar will be held on Wednesday, February 25th, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in 457 Berkey Hall.

March 20th

Linda Lawrence, MSU Clinical Instructor of Social Work and Veterinary Social Work Services Coordinator, will present on her work as a veterinary social worker.

April 10th

Allie Phillips, attorney, author, and consultant, will present on her work to protect animals and promote more compassionate connections between animals and humans.

May 1st

Stephen Vrla, MSU doctoral student in Sociology, Teacher Education, Animal Studies, and Environmental Science & Policy, will present on his work with the Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry and its First Principle Project, a campaign to change UU's First Principle to "The inherent worth and dignity of every being."

Note: All seminars will be from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in 457 Berkey Hall unless otherwise noted.


Fall 2014


September 19th

Dr. Vanessa Hull, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at MSU, will present on the China Panda Project.

October 10th

Dr. Carl Taylor, Professor of Sociology and Senior Fellow in University Outreach and Engagement at MSU, will present on his widely acclaimed anti-dogfighting video.

November 21st

Jessica Bell, MSU doctoral student in Animal Studies, Sociology, and Environmental Science & Policy, will present "On the Edge of Extinction: The State of Asia's Elephants and the Promises and Pitfalls of Elephant-Based Tourism."

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