The Lives of Animals Research Group

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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.

***Funded Animal Governance Graduate Research Opportunities available for September 2017 or 2018. Please contact Dr. Alice J. Hovorka***


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.