The Animal Studies workshop is proud to present “Why Do Animal Studies?”, the University of Chicago’s first animal studies conference, on April 3 and 4, 2014.

Join us alongside thirteen of Animal Studies’ most innovative scholars for presentations ranging from talking bees to disappearing dingoes; from animals in comics to meat tourism. As scholars from a broad range of disciplines increasingly find themselves in conversations about animals, the question of why and how we do Animal Studies persists. How is Animal Studies taking shape as a field that overlaps multiple discourses and disciplines, and what opportunities or difficulties arise as a result?

This conference will address these questions and other areas of interest around Animal Studies. Registration is free. To register or for more information, please visit

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