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  • Contributors

Neel Ahuja
Neel Ahuja is assistant professor of postcolonial studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is completing a book titled “Bioinsecurities: Disease Interventions, Empire, and the Government of Species.” His most recent essays on species and the politics of affect appear in the journals Social Text and Tamkang Review.

Janet M. Davis
Janet M. Davis is associate professor of American studies and history at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of The Circus Age: Culture and Society under the American Big Top (University of North Carolina Press, 2002), and the editor of Circus Queen and Tinker Bell: The Life of Tiny Kline (University of Illinois Press, 2008). She is the author of The Gospel of Kindness: Animal Welfare and the Making of Modern America (Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2014).

Maneesha Deckha
Maneesha Deckha is associate professor of law at the University of Victoria. Her research interests include critical animal law, postcolonial feminist theory, health law, and bioethics. Her work has appeared in Hypatia, Ethics and the Environment, the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, the Journal for Critical Animal Studies, the McGill Law Journal, and Sexualities among other publications. She has received grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. In 2008 she held the Fulbright Visiting Chair in Law and Society at New York University.

Ángeles Donoso Macaya
Ángeles Donoso Macaya is assistant professor of Spanish at Borough of Manhattan Community College–CUNY. Her scholarly interests pay special attention to the meanings and methods of collaborative practices between artistic media—literature, photography, performance, and site-specific interventions. Her research areas include twentieth- and twenty-first-century Southern Cone and Mexican literature, film, and documentary photography; visual studies; queer and gender studies; and animal studies. She received a grant from the [End Page 765] Chilean National Council for the Arts and Culture. Her work has appeared in Revista Hispánica Moderna, Chasqui, and Aisthesis.

Sarah Dowling
Sarah Dowling is assistant professor of interdisciplinary arts and sciences at the University of Washington Bothell. Her research focuses on contemporary multilingual poetry and has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Canadian Literature, GLQ, Journal of Medical Humanities, and Signs. Sarah is also the author of various books of poetry: Security Posture (Snare, 2009), Birds & Bees (Troll Thread, 2012), and DOWN (Coach House, 2014).

Brigitte Nicole Fielder
Brigitte Nicole Fielder is associate lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is working on two book projects, “Kinfullness: White Womanhood and Interracial Kinship in Nineteenth-Century American Literatures” and “Animal Humanism: Species, Race, and Humanity in the Long Nineteenth Century.” She has received research fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society and the Animals and Society Institute/Wesleyan University Animal Studies. Her work has appeared in Studies in American Fiction.

Karen Joy Fowler
Karen Joy Fowler is the author of six novels and three short story collections. She is a cofounder of the James Tiptree Jr. Memorial Award and current president of the Clarion Foundation, which exists to support the annual Clarion Writing Workshop at UC San Diego. Her most recent novel is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, published by Putnam in May 2013.

Carla Freccero
Carla Freccero is professor and chair of literature and the history of consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she has taught since 1991. Trained in early modern continental interdisciplinary studies, she also works in feminist and queer theory, popular culture, and, most recently, animal theory. She is the author of three books, including Popular Culture: An Introduction (New York University Press, 1999) and Queer/Early/Modern (Duke University Press, 2006), and the coeditor of Premodern Sexualities, with L. O. Fradenburg (Routledge, 1996). She is working on a book titled “Animate Figures,” on relations between linguistic figurality and animal being; [End Page 766] her essays in animal theory include “Chercher la chatte: Derrida’s Queer Feminine Animality,” in Thinking about Animals (Michigan State University Press, forthcoming); “Carnivorous Virility, or Becoming-Dog” (Social Text, 2011); and “Figural Historiography: Dogs, Humans, and Cynanthropic Becomings,” in Comparatively Queer (Palgrave, 2010).

Greta Gaard
Greta Gaard is professor of...


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