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Thursday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 8B, ACC

Teaching Animal Studies

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A special session. Presiding: Thomas Doran, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

Speakers: Lucinda Cole, Univ. of Southern Maine, Portland; Brigitte Fielder, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison; Ted Geier, Univ. of California, Davis; Joela Jacobs, Univ. of Chicago; Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel, Whitman Coll.; Linda J. Sumption, Eastern New Mexico Univ.

Panelists offer perspectives on the challenges of teaching animal studies courses or concepts in introductory and survey courses. The discussion emphasizes how to balance theoretical inquiry with activist discourse and how to build bridges in the classroom among animal studies, the environmental humanities, gender studies, antiracism, and the public humanities at large.

For abstracts and teaching materials, write to thomasdoran@gmail.com after 15 Dec.

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