The 2012 Fellowship Begins!
This week, the 2012 ASI-WAS Human-Animal Studies Fellowship launched. It is our sixth annual fellowship, and our second at our new home, Wesleyan Animal Studies, located in the College of the Environment at Wesleyan University. The fellowship is hosted by Wesleyan University faculty Lori Gruen and Kari Weil. Dr. Gruen is Chair and Professor of Philosophy, Environmental Studies, and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Dr. Weil is University Professor of Letters. ASI's Dr. Ken Shapiro, along with Dr. Gruen and Dr. Weil, welcomed the new fellows yesterday with an opening orientation, at which they discussed the ins and outs of human-animal studies, and began to prepare for their six week stay at Wesleyan.
coming weeks, the scholars will pursue individual research through mentorship,
guest lectures, and scholarly exchange with each other. It is a unique program
that has already yielded books, papers and related material that is adding to
the depth and breadth of this ever-growing academic field. In fact, to check out the impressive list of books already produced from the fellowship, visit this page. We expect that the products from this year's fellowship will be just as impressive.
Next week we will host the opening workshop, a two-day workshop during which the fellows, their peer scholars (Don Cleary, Alexandra Horowitz, Kim Marra, Mia MacDonald, Bianca Falbo, Kari Weil and Lori Gruen), and visiting guests will hear the opening presentations given by the fellows, and will provide comments and feedback to help shape the direction that the fellows will pursue over the next six weeks. If you are in the Northeast, we welcome your presence at this workshop. To find out more about it, please visit the schedule here.
This promises to be another exciting year!
Published by admin on 05/31/2012 13:23:30