Recent Publications



Kalof, Linda (ed.). 2017. The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mattes, Seven. 2017. The Shared Vulnerability and Resiliency of the Fukushima Animals and their Rescuers. In Michèle Companion and Miriam Chaiken (eds.), Responses to Disasters and Climate Change: Understanding Vulnerability and Fostering Resilience, 103-116. Taylor and Francis.

Werkheiser, I. and Samantha Noll. 2017. Local Food Movements: Differing Conceptions of Food, People, and Change. In Anne Barnhill, Tyler Doggett, and Mark Budolfson (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Whyte, Kyle Powys. 2017. Our Ancestors' Dystopia Now: Indigenous Conservation and the Anthropocene. In U. Heise, J. Christensen, and M. Niemann (eds.), Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities, 206-215. London: Routledge.


Michelle L. Lute, Carlos David Navarrete, Michael Paul Nelson and Meredith L. Gore. 2016. Moral Dimensions of Human-Wildlife Conflict. Conservation Biology 30(6), 1200-1211.

Gore, M. L., Lute, M. L., Ratsimbazafy, J. H. and A. Rajaonson. 2016. Local perspectives on environmental security and its influence on illegal biodiversity exploitation. PLoSONE.  DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150337.

Jager, C., Nelson, M. P., Goralnik, A. and M. L. Gore. 2016. Michigan mute swan management: A conservation ethics case study to understand contentious natural resource management issues. Human    Dimensions of Wildlife 21(3). DOI: 10.1080/10871209.2015.1129679.

Gore, M. L., J.H. Ratsimbazafy, A. Rajaonson, A. Lewis and J. S. Kahler. 2016. Public perceptions of poaching risks in a biodiversity hotspot: Implications for wildlife trafficking interventions. Journal of Trafficking, Organized Crime and Security 2(1), 1-20.

Gunderson, Ryan, Diana Stuart and Brian Petersen. 2016. Factory Farming: Impacts and Potential Solutions. In Glenn Muschert, Brian Klocke, Robert Perrucci and John Shefner (eds.), Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions for 2016, 27-37. Chicago: Policy Press.

Rizzolo, Jessica Bell and Gay A. Bradshaw. 2016. Prevalence and patterns of complex PTSD in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). In A. Manatunga (ed.), Asian Elephants in Culture and Nature, 291-297. Kelaniya, Sri Lanka: Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya.

Rizzolo, Jessica Bell, Meredith L. Gore, Jonah H. Ratsimbazafy, Andry Rajaonson. 2016. Cultural Influences on Attitudes about the Causes and Consequences of Wildlife Poaching. Crime, Law and Social Change, published online 28 November, DOI: 10.1007/s10611-016-9665-z.

Thompson, P. B. 2016. The Emergence of Food Ethics. Food Ethics 1, 61-74.

Werkheiser, I. 2016. Individual and Community Identity in Food Sovereignty. In Mary
Rawlinson (ed.) Handbook of Food Ethics, 377-387. New York, NY: Routledge.

Werkheiser, I. 2016. Developing Community Epistemic Capacities. Social Epistemology
Review and Reply Collective
5(2), 97-101.

Werkheiser, I. 2016. Food Policies Empowering Democratic and Epistemic Self-
Determination. Journal of Social Philosophy 47(1), 25-40.

Piso, Zachary, Ian Werkheiser, Samantha Noll, and Christina Leshko. 2016. Sustainability
of What? Recognizing the Diverse Values that Sustainable Agriculture Works to Sustain.
Environmental Values 25, 195-214.


Bell, J. (2015). Hierarchy, intrusion, and the anthropomorphism of nature: Hunter and rancher discourse on North American wolves. In P. Masium & J. Sprenger (Eds.), A fairytale in question: Historical interactions between humans and wolves, 282-303. Harris, Scotland: White Horse Press.

Kahler, J. S., and M. L. Gore. (2015). Local perceptions of risk associated with poaching of wildlife implicated in human-wildlife conflicts in Namibia. Biological Conservation 189:49-58.

Gore, M. L., and J. S. Kahler. (2015). Using visual scales in researching global human  dimensions of wildlife. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 20(2), 159-166.

Gunderson, Ryan. (2015). Anomie's Eastern Origins: The Buddha's Indirect Influence on Durkheim's Understanding of Desire and Suffering. European Journal of Social Theory [Published online before print, September 4, 2015, doi:10.1177/1368431015599627]

Gunderson, Ryan.  (2015). Environmental Sociology and the Frankfurt School 2: Ideology, Techno-science, Reconciliation. Environmental Sociology [Published online before print, June 29, 2015, DOI: 10.1080/23251042.2015.1052217].

Gunderson, Ryan. (2015). Environmental Sociology and the Frankfurt School 1: Reason and Capital. Environmental Sociology 1(3), 224-35.

Gunderson, Ryan. (2015). A Defense of the 'Grand Hotel Abyss': The Frankfurt School's Nonideal Theory. Acta Sociologica 58(1), 25-38.

Kalof, L.  (2015). The shifting iconography of wolves over the 20th century. In P. Masium & J. Sprenger (Eds.), A fairytale in question: Historical interactions between humans and wolves, 203-228. Harris, Scotland: White Horse Press.

Kalof, L., Zammit-Lucia, J., Bell, J., & Granter, G. (2015). Fostering kinship with animals:  Animal portraiture in humane education.  Environmental Education Research. Published first online. doi:10.1080/13504622.2014.999226

Montgomery, Georgina M. (2015). Primates in the Real World: Escaping Primate Folklore and Creating Primate Science. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.

Noll, S. (2015).  History Lessons: What Urban Environmental Ethics can Learn from Nineteenth Century Cities. Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Ethics 28(1), 143-159.

Murdock, E. and Noll, S. (2015). Beyond Access: Integrating Food Security and Food Sovereignty Models for Justice. In Helena Rocklinsberg and Per Sandin (eds), Know Your Food: Food Ethics and Innovation. Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Suchyta, Mark. 2015. Review of Alasdair Cochrane's Animal Rights Without Liberation: Applied Ethics and Human Obligations. Between the Species 18(1), 102-106.

Thompson, P. B. (2015). Agricultural ethics—Then and now. Agriculture and Human Values, 32, 77-85.

Thompson, P. & Noll, S. (2015). Agriculture Ethics. In J. Britt. Holbrook and Carl Mitcham (eds), Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: An International Resource, 2nd Edition, 35-42. Independence: Cengage Press.

Thompson, Paul B. 2015. From Field to Fork. New York: Oxford University Press.

Werkheiser, I. 2015.Community Epistemic Capacity. Journal of Social Epistemology 30(1), 25-44.

Werkheiser, I. and Zachary Piso. 2015. People Work to Sustain Systems: A Framework for
Understanding Sustainability. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 141(12).

Werkheiser, I., Shakara Tyler and Paul B. Thompson. 2015. Food Sovereignty: Two
Conceptions of Food Justice. In Jill Dieterle (ed.) Just Food: Philosophy, Justice and
, 71-86. London, United Kingdom: Rowman & Littlefield International.

Werkheiser, I. 2015. Fighting Nature: An Analysis and Critique of Breed-Specific Flourishing
Arguments for Dog Fights. Society & Animals 23(5), 502-520.

Whitley, Cameron T., Seven Mattes, and Rachel Kelly. 2015. “Intentional Shared Suffering: A Comparative Analysis of Varied Pig Production Methods in a University Setting.” Animalia: An Anthrozoology Journal.


Campbell-Arvai, V., Arvai, J., and Kalof, L. (2014). Motivating sustainable food choices: The role of asymmetric interventions, value orientation, and information provision. Environment & Behavior, 46(4), 453-475.

Goralnik, L., Thorp, L., Rozeboom, D., & Thompson, P. (2014). Storytelling morality: Ecofeminism, agrarianism and pigs in the field. The Trumpeter, 30, 15-32.

Gunderson, R. (2014). The first-generation Frankfurt School on the animal question: Foundations for a normative sociological animal studies. Sociological Perspectives, 57(3): 285-300.

Gunderson, Ryan. (2014). Social Barriers to Biophilia: Merging Structural and Ideational Explanations for Environmental Degradation. The Social Science Journal 51(4), 681-85.

Gunderson, Ryan. (2014). Habermas in Environmental Thought: Anthropocentric Kantian or Forefather of Ecological Democracy? Sociological Inquiry 84(4), 626-53.  

Gunderson, Ryan. (2014). Erich Fromm's Ecological Messianism: The First Biophilia Hypothesis as Humanistic Social Theory. Humanity & Society 38(2), 182-204. 

Gunderson, Ryan. (2014). Problems with the Defetishization Thesis: Ethical Consumerism, Alternative Food Systems, and Commodity Fetishism. Agriculture and Human Values 31(1), 109-17.

Gunderson, R. and Stuart, D. (2014). Industrial animal agribusiness and environmental sociological theory: Applications and areas for development. International Journal of Sociology, 44(1): 54-74.

Kalof, L. (2014). Animal blood sport: A ritual display of masculinity and sexual virility. Sociology of Sport Journal, 31, 438-454.

Lute, M. L., Bump, A. and Gore, M. L. (2014). Identity-driven differences in stakeholder concerns about hunting wolves. PLoS ONE, 9(12), e114460. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0114460

Lute, M. L. and Gore, M. L. (2014). Exploring knowledge and power in Michigan wolf management. Journal of Wildlife Management, 78(6), 1060-1068.

Lute, M. L. and Gore, M. L. (2014). Stewardship as a path to collaboration: exploring the role of identity and intergroup conflict among Michigan wolf stakeholders. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 19(3), 267-269.

Noll, S. (2014). Liberalism and the Two Directions of the Local Food Movement. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 27(2), 211-224.

Noll, S. (2014). Agricultural Science. In Mark Largent and Georgina Montgomery (eds.), A Companion to the History of American Science. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

Thompson, P. B. (2014). Artificial meat. In R. L. Sandler (Ed.), Ethics and emerging technologies (pp. 516-530). New York, NY: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Thompson, P. B. (2014). Egg Production: Ethical Issues. In Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics P. B. Thompson and D. M. Kaplan (eds.), 951-957. New York: Springer Reference.

Thompson, P. B. (2014). Gene technology in the animal kingdom. In S. Krimsky & J. Gruber (Eds.), The GMO deception: What you need to know about the food, corporations, and government agencies putting our families and our environment at risk (pp. 329-339). New York, NY: Skyhorse Press.

Thompson, P. B. World Health Organization, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, and Foundation of the National Institutes of Health (WHO/TDR and FNIH). (2014). The guidance framework for field testing genetically engineered mosquitoes. Geneva, Switzerland: WHO/TDR.

Thompson, P. B., & Kaplan, D. (Eds.). (2014). The encyclopedia of food and agricultural ethics (Vols. 1-3). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Thompson P.B. & Noll S. (2014). Agricultural Ethics and Social Justice. In N. Van Alfen (eds.). Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems, Vol. 1, 81-92. San Diego: Elsevier.

Werkheiser, I. (2014). Food sovereignty, health sovereignty, and self-organized community viability. Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, 15(2/3), 134-146.

Werkheiser, I. and S. Noll. (2014). From Food Justice to a Tool of the Status Quo: Three Sub-Movements within Local Food.  Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 27(2), 201-210.

Whitley, C. T., & Kalof, L. (2014). Animal imagery in the discourse of climate change. International Journal of Sociology, 44(1), 10-33.

Whyte, K. P., Thompson, P. B., List, M., Busch, L., Stone, J. V., Buskirk, D., Grooms, D., Giordia, E., Gasteyer, S. and Bouri, H. (2014). Uberveillance, standards and anticipation: A case study of nanobiosensers in cattle. In M. G. Michael & K. Michael (Eds.), Uberveilance and the social implications of microchip implants: Emerging technologies (pp. 260-279). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.



Beeker, T. A., Millenbah, K. F., Gore, M. L. and Lundrigan, B. A. (2013). Best practices for evaluating bat-specific citizen science acoustic monitoring programs. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 18(1), 58-67.

Favre, D. (2013). The history of animal cruelty: Concepts of animal welfare and animal rights. In M. Brewster & M. Reyes (Eds.), Animal cruelty. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Favre, D. (2013). The humane treatment of wildlife. In T. A. Van Der Kemp & M. LaChance (Eds.), Animal suffering: From science to Law. Toronto, ON: Carswell Press.

Favre, D. (2013). Twenty years and change. Animal Law, 20, p. 7.

Gunderson, R. (2013). Animal epistemology and ethics in Schopenhauerian metaphysics. Environmental Ethics, (3), 349-361.

Gunderson, R. (2013). From cattle to capital: Exchange value, animal commodification, and barbarism. Critical Sociology, (2), 259-275.

Hanisch-Kirkbride, S. L., Riley, S. J., & Gore, M. L. (2013). Wildlife disease and risk perception. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 49(4), 841-849.

Jordan, C. A., & Urquhart, G. R. (2013). Baird's tapirs (Tapirus bairdii) in Nicaragua. Tapir Conservation, 22(30), 14-21.

Jordan, C. A., Urquhart, G. R. and Kramer, D. B. (2013). On using mental model interviews to improve camera trapping: Adapting research to Costeño environmental knowledge. Conservation and Society, 11(2), 159-175.

Kahler, J. S., Roloff, G. and Gore, M. L. (2013). Poaching risks in a community-basednatural resource system. Conservation Biology, 27(1), 177-186.

Kelly, J. R. and Rule, S. (2013). The hunt as love and as kill: Hunter-prey relationships in the discourse of contemporary hunting magazines. Nature and Culture, 8(2), 185-204.

Lapinski, M. K., Neuberger, L., Van Der Heide, B., Gore, M. L., & Muter, B. A. (2013). Shark bytes: Message sensation value and emotional appeals in shark diving websites websites. Journal of Risk Research, 16(6), 733-751. doi:10.1080/13669877.2012.737822

Muter, B. A., Gore, M. L., Huveneers, C., Gledhill, K. and Lamont, C. (2013). Australian and U. S. news media portrayal of sharks and shark conservation for 2000 to 2010. Conservation Biology, 27(1), 187-196.

Muter, B. A., Gore, M. L., and Riley, S. J. (2013). Social contagion of risk perceptions in environmental management networks. Risk Analysis, 33(8), 1489-1499.

Noll, S. (2013) Broiler Chickens and a Critique of the Epistemic Foundations of Selective Breeding and Genetic Modification.  Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 26(1), 2013, 273-280.

Beck, D., Ivanovic, M., Noll, S. and Werkheiser, I. (2013). The Ethics of Consuming: Community, Agency, and Participation in Global Food Systems. In Helena Rocklinsberg and Per Sandin (eds), The Ethics of Consumption: The Citizen, The Market, and The Law, 437-451. Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Stuart, D., Schewe, R. and Gunderson, R. (2013). Extending social theory to farm animals: Addressing alienation in the dairy sector. Sociologia Ruralis, 53(2), 201-222.

Thompson, P. B. (2013). Environmentalism and posthumanism. Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism, 21(2), 63-73.

Werkheiser, I. (2013). Domination and consumption: An examination of veganism, anarchism, and ecofeminism. Journal of Existential & Phenomenological Theory and Culture, 8(2), 161-184.


Favre, D. (2012). Animals as living property in animal law. In M. Michel, D. Kuhne, & J. Hanni (Eds.), Animal law—Tier und recht. Zurich, Switzerland: Dike Publishers.

Favre, D. (2012). An international treaty for animal welfare. Animal Law, 18, p. 237.

Ferkany, M., & Whyte, K.P. (2012). The importance of participatory virtues in the future of environmental education. Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, 25(3), 419-434.

Gore, M. L. and Kahler, J. S. (2012). Gendered risk perceptions associated with human-wildlife conflict: Implications for participatory conservation. PLoS ONE, 7(3), e32901. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032901

Gunderson, R. (2012). Horkheimer's pessimism and compassion. Telos, 160, 165-172.

Gunderson, R. (2012). Meat and inequality: Environmental health consequences of livestock agribusiness. Environmental Justice, 5(1), 54-58.

Kahler, J. S. and Gore, M. L. (2012). Beyond the cooking pot and pocket book: Factors influencing noncompliance with wildlife poaching rules. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 35(2), 1-18.

Kelly, J. R. and Abel, T. (2012). Fostering ecological citizenship: The case of environmental service-learning in Costa Rica. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 62(2), Art. 16.

Reo, N.J. and Whyte, K.P. (2012). Hunting and morality as elements of traditional ecological knowledge. Human Ecology, 40(1), 15-27.

Shanahan, J. E. and Gore, M. L. (2012). Communication for human dimensions of wildlife. In D.J. Decker, S. R. Riley, & W. F. Siemer (Eds.), Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management (pp. 157-174). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Steel, D. and Whyte, K.P. (2012). Environmental justice, value and scientific expertise. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, 22(2): 139-162.

Swanson, J. C., Lee, Y., Thompson, P. B., Bawden, R. and Mench, J. A. (2012). Integration: Valuing stakeholder input in setting priorities for socially sustainable egg production. Poultry Science, 90, 2110-2121.

Thompson, P. B. and Whyte, K.P.(2012). What happens to environmental philosophy in a wicked world? Journal of Agricultural &
Environmental Ethics, 25
(4), 485-498.

Zammit-Lucia, J. and Kalof, L. (2012). From animal rights and shock advocacy to kinship with animals: Lessons from the visual culture of endangered species. Antennae, 12, 98-111.



Gore, M. L., Muter, B. A., Lapinski, M. K, Neuberger, L., & Van Der Heide, B. (2011). Risk frames on shark diving websites: Implications for global shark conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 21(2), 165-172.

Gore, M. L., Nelson, M. P., Vucetich, J. A., Smith, A. M., & Clark, M. (2011). Exploring the ethical basis for conservation policy: The case of inbred wolves of Isle Royale. Conservation Letters, 4(5), 394-401.

Muter, B. A., Gore, M. L., & Riley, S. J. (2011). Toward exploring stakeholder and professional information sources about cormorant management in the Great Lakes. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 16(1), 63-66.

Gunderson, R. (2011). Marx’s comments on animal welfare. Rethinking Marxism, 23(4), 543-548.

Gunderson, R. (2011). The metabolic rifts of livestock agribusiness. Organization and Environment, 24(4): 404-422.

Kalof, L., & Iliopoulou, M. (2011). Abusing the human-animal bond: On the making of fighting dogs. In C. Blazina, G. Boyraz, & D. Miller (Eds.), The psychology of the human-animal bond: A resource for clinicians and researcher (pp. 321-334). New York, NY: Springer.

Kalof, L., & Montgomery, G. M. (Eds.). (2011). Making Animal Meaning. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press.

Kalof, L., Zammit-Lucia, J., & Kelly, J. R. (2011). The meaning of animal portraiture in a museum setting: Implications for conservation. Organization & Environment, 24(2), 150-174.

Rule, S. (2011). Animal meaning in T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. In L. Kalof and G. Montgomery (Eds.), Making animal meaning (pp. 145-158). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press.

Selinger, E., Outterson, K., & Whyte, K.P. (2011). Poverty tourism, justice and policy: Can ethical ideals form the basis of new
regulations? Public Integrity, 14(1), 39-50.

Swanson, J. C., Mench, J. A., & Thompson, P. B. (2011). Introduction—The socially sustainable egg production project. Poultry Science, 90, 227-228. doi:10.3382/ps.2010-01266

Thompson, P. B. (2011). Review of F. Bailey Norwood and Jayson L. Lusk, Compassion by the Pound: The Economics of Animal Welfare. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 26, 517-521. doi:10.1007/s10806-012-9377-z

Thompson, P. B., Appleby, M., Busch, L., Kalof, L., Miele, M., Norwood, B. F., & Pajor, E. (2011). Values and public acceptability dimensions of sustainable egg production. Poultry Science, 90, 2097-2109.



Favre, D. (2010). Living property: A new status for animals within the legal system. Marquette Law Review, 93, p. 1021.

Favre, D. (2010). Wildlife rights. Univeristy of Oregon Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, 25, p. 459.

Gibbs, C. A., Gore, M. L., McGarrell, E. F., & Rivers, L. R. (2010). Introducing conservation criminology: Toward interdisciplinary scholarship on environmental crimes and risks. British Journal of Criminology, 50, 124-144.

Kalof, L., & Fruja Amthor, R. (2010). Cultural representations of problem animals in National Geographic. Etudes rurales, 185, 165-180.

Montgomery, G. M., & Kalof, L. (2010). History from below: Animals as historical subjects. In M. DeMello (Ed.), Teaching the animal: Human-animal studies across the disciplines (pp. 35-47). New York, NY: Lantern Books.

Rule, S. (2010). Indexical humans, iconic animals. JAC, 30(3/4), 539-555.

Stuart, D. (2010). Coastal ecosystems and agricultural land use: New challenges on California's Central Coast. Coastal Management, 38, 42- 64.

Thompson, P. B. (2010). Animal ethics and public expectations: The North American outlook. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 37, 13-21.

Thompson, P. B. (2010). Why using genetics to address welfare may not be a good idea. Poultry Science, 89, 814-821.



Fitzgerald, A. J., Kalof, L., & Dietz, T. (2009). Slaughterhouses and increased crime rates: An empirical analysis of the spillover from “the jungle” into the surrounding community. Organization & Environment, 22(2), 158-184.

*Outstanding Paper Award, Animals & Society Section, American Sociological Association, 2010.

Gore, M. L., Wilson, R. S., Siemer, W. F., Weiczorek Hudenko, H. A., Clarke, C. S., Hart, S. P. Maguire L. A. Muter, B. A. (2009). Application of risk concepts to wildlife management: Special issue introduction. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 14(5): 301-313.

Montgomery, G. M. (2009). Infinite loneliness: The life and times of Miss Congo. Endeavour, 33(3), 101-105.



Favre, D. (2008). Duty of owners to provide veterinary medical care to animals. In T. L. Bryant, R. Huss, & D. Cassuto (Eds.), Animal law and the courts: A reader. Eagan, MN: West.



Kalof, L. (2007). Looking at animals in human history. London, England: Reaktion.

Kalof, L. and Fitzgerald, A. (Eds.). (2007). The animals reader: The essential classic and contemporary writings. Oxford, England: Berg.

Kalof, L. and Resl, B. (eds.). (2007). A cultural history of animals. Oxford, England: Berg.

*Best Academic Title Award, Choice, 2008.

Kalof, L. and Taylor, C. (2007). The discourse of dog fighting. Humanity & Society, 31, 319-333.


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