11th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies: From Greece to Wall Street: Global Economic Revolutions and Critical Animal Studies

March 3, 2012 - March 4, 2012
Philosophy Department, Canisius College

2001 Main Street
Buffalo 14208-1098
United States

Sponsor(s):

  • Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS)

All speakers:

Karima Amin
(unaffiliated)
Merit Anglin
(unaffiliated)
Eilon N. Atar
(unaffiliated)
Aaron Bell
(unaffiliated)
Judy K. C. Bentley
(unaffiliated)
Nate Buckley
(unaffiliated)
Cade Bursell
(unaffiliated)
Constance Carrier-Lafontaine
(unaffiliated)
Sarat Colling
(unaffiliated)
Jennifer Cox
(unaffiliated)
Elizabeth DeCoux
(unaffiliated)
Fabiola Leyton Donoso
(unaffiliated)
Lara Drew
(unaffiliated)
Ashlynn Dube
(unaffiliated)
Morgan Jamie Dunbar
(unaffiliated)
Janet M. Duncan
(unaffiliated)
Sandy Dutkowsky
(unaffiliated)
Terra Eggink
(unaffiliated)
Emily Fraser-Jeffries
(unaffiliated)
Tiffany Frost
(unaffiliated)
Kathryn Gillespie
(unaffiliated)
Carol Glassar
(unaffiliated)
Jenny Grubbs
(unaffiliated)
Lori Gruen
(unaffiliated)
Jamie Hagen
(unaffiliated)
Steven William Halady
(unaffiliated)
Sheila Hayes
(unaffiliated)
Stefan Hnat
(unaffiliated)
Jason Hribal
(unaffiliated)
Scott Hurley
(unaffiliated)
Jessica Ison
(unaffiliated)
Sinem Ketenci
(unaffiliated)
Eva Kort
(unaffiliated)
Yi-Ling Kung
Pomona College
Mark Lafrenz
(unaffiliated)
Sarah Lewison
(unaffiliated)
Michael Loadenthal
(unaffiliated)
Stacy Lopresti-Goodman
(unaffiliated)
Tanya Loughead
(unaffiliated)
Atsuko Matsuoka
(unaffiliated)
Rachel McCrystal
(unaffiliated)
Anthony J. Nocella II
(unaffiliated)
Norman Phelps
(unaffiliated)
Leslie James Pickering
(unaffiliated)
Dylan Powell
(unaffiliated)
Kirby Pringle
(unaffiliated)
Ian Purdy
(unaffiliated)
Helena Pycior
(unaffiliated)
Steve Romanin
(unaffiliated)
Nancy Rourke
(unaffiliated)
Kim Socha
(unaffiliated)
John Sorenson
(unaffiliated)
Tayler Staneff
(unaffiliated)
James Stanescu
(unaffiliated)
Adam Szymanski
(unaffiliated)
Susan Thomas
(unaffiliated)
Brian Trautman
(unaffiliated)
Tereza Vandrovcova
(unaffiliated)
Daniela Romero Waldhorn
(unaffiliated)
John Walker
(unaffiliated)
Corey Waters
(unaffiliated)
Adam Weitzenfeld
(unaffiliated)
Odette Wilkens
(unaffiliated)
Paul York
(unaffiliated)

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  • The 11th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies will be taking place at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York from Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4, 2012!

    2012 Conference Theme-- "From Greece to Wall Street: Global Economic Revolutions and Critical Animal Studies"

    For All the information of the conference click here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-for-critical-animal-studies/north-american-conference-for-cas/  

    As worldwide economies collapse and socio-political revolutions arise in response to education tuition increases, job losses, tax increases, land rights, and religious division, governments are collapsing only to be hijacked by corporations. In the US, national and transnational banks and financial institutions are being bailed out by the government, while common people are kicked out of their homes and fired from their jobs so corporations can save money. Simultaneously, global revolutionary fervor increases against corporations, banks, and corrupt financial institutions. People are demanding their rights and their nations back. The results of this backlash are police brutality and political repression toward activists worldwide. The theme of this year’s annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies is based on inquiry into how economic markets locally, regionally, nationally and globally affect nonhuman animals. Can these revolutions include a critical animal studies agenda? If not, why not? If they can, how would this agenda manifest both philosophically and strategically? How does the economy affect nonhuman animals? Are there alternative ethical and transformative economic systems that promote animal liberation? How are capitalism and transnational corporations affecting nonhuman animal exploitation? How do industrial complexes promote exploitative economic practices? What tactics and strategies can be used to resist economic exploitation? How do economic crises similarly oppress human and nonhuman animals and the environment? In what ways are the resulting oppressions intersectional? How are schooling, teaching, and education influenced by economic interests which promote exploitation?

    Areas of inquiry include (but are not limited to):

    - The Future of Critical Animal Studies
    - Revolution
    - Occupy Wall St.
    - Corporatization
    - Global Industrial Complex
    - Anarchist Studies
    - Feminism
    - Activism and Tactics for Social Change
    - Media
    - Social Networking
    - Critical Criminology
    - Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA)
    - Speciesism
    - Animals in Relation to Religion and Spirituality
    - Abolition as Theory or Strategy
    - Animals and Property
    - Challenges to Human Domination
    - Sexuality and Gender
    - Culture, Language, and Animals
    - Racism
    - Domesticated and Wild Animals
    - Capitalism
    - Deconstructing Human and Animal
    - Social Constructions
    - Re-Defining Nature
    - Bio Ethics and Universal Ethics
    - Post-Colonialism
    - Geography, Space and Place
    - Animal Epistemology
    - Education and Schooling
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    Host Sponsors:
    Animal Allies Club of Canisius College
    Philosophy Club of Canisius College
    Philosophy Department of Canisius College
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    CONFERENCE COMMITTEE 

    Conference Logistics Contact: Morgan Jamie Dunbar, Conference Co-Chair 
    [email protected]

    Presentation Submissions: Stephanie Jenkins, Conference Co-Chair 
    [email protected]

    Conference Schedule: Anthony J. Nocella II, Conference Co-Chair 
    [email protected]

    Conference Awards Nomination Submissions: Kim Socha, Conference Co-Chair
    [email protected]

    Conference Scholars Nomination Submissions: Sarat Colling, Conference Co-Chair
    [email protected]

    Catering: Ashley Edsall, Conference Co-Chair 
    [email protected]

    Tabling: Morgan Jamie Dunbar, Conference Co-Chair 
    [email protected]

    Promotion and Publicity: Dylan Powell, Conference Co-Chair 
    [email protected]

    Buffalo Community Outreach: ?
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    HOTEL & TRAVEL: 
    There are a number of hotels in close proximity to Canisius College. Click here to see the list-- www.canisius.edu/admissions/visit_hotels.asp

    Holiday Inn Downtown Buffalo (www.hibuffalodowntown.com/ ) has offered special rates ($99/night) and shuttle services to Canisius for conference attendees. The deadline for Holiday Inn's special conference pricing is February 17th! Mention "Critical Animal Studies Conference" when you call to receive the discounted rate! (716) 886-2121

    FREE LODGING: 
    For free lodging at a local home in Buffalo, New York, on a couch, floor, or bed, Burning Books has offered to help with lodging people. Please contact:
    Leslie at: [email protected]

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    CALL FOR PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS!! 
    We are currently accepting proposals for presentations! 

    We welcome proposals from community members including, but not limited to, nonprofit organizations, political leaders, activists, professors, staff, and students. We are especially interested in topics such as the history of social movements, spirituality and social movements, nonviolence, alliance politics, freedom, democracy, and notions of total inclusion. We are also interested in reaching across the disciplines and movements of environmentalism, education, poverty, feminism, LGBTQA, animal advocacy, globalization, prison abolition, prisoner support, labor rights, disability rights, anti-war activism, youth rights, indigenous rights/sovereignty, and other peace and social justice issues.

    Click here for more info: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-for-critical-animal-studies/north-american-conference-for-cas/2012-conference/  **The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2012**
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    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS! 
    We are currently accepting nominations for the Annual International Critical Animal Studies Scholars & Awards. 

    These honors include the...

    - Britches Scholar of the Year (graduate student award)
    - Tyke scholar of the Year (graduate student award)

    - Critical Animal Studies Media of the Year
    - Critical Animal Studies Undergraduate Paper/Project/Thesis of the Year 
    - Critical Animal Studies Graduate Paper/Project/Dissertation of the Year
    - Critical Animal Studies Faculty Paper/Project of the Year

    *Deadline for all nominations is January 15, 2012*

    For more info and nomination guidelines visit: 
    http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-for-critical-animal-studies/north-american-conference-for-cas/2012-conference/

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  • NEW CHANGE: There is no dinner provided by the Conference. 

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