The Lives of Animals Research Group
The Lives of Animals Research Group at Queen's University focuses on human-animal relations.
Our objective is to explore the complex encounters between humans and animals within broader political, economic, social, cultural, spatial, environmental, and ethical contexts. We embrace interdisciplinary and action-oriented research to inform scholarly and policy realms, and to enhance the lives of animals, and humans, as a result.
Our name is inspired by JM Coetzee's The Lives of Animals (1999), which brings animals - their circumstances, experiences, rights - to the fore.
Our website photographs were taken by team members or collaborators while in the field.
Our research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.