PhD in Human-Animal Studies
From January 2018, the University of Canterbury will be offering a PhD in Human-Animal Studies. This is the first such degree offered in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of only three or four throughout the world.
Students undertaking the PhD in Human-Animal Studies (PhD HUAN) at UC will work with supervisors drawn from our pool of over a dozen academic staff working in many different areas, and will be part of the lively and inclusive research culture of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies.
Areas for supervision include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Associate Professor Philip Armstrong: animals in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific; animals in literature; animals in history, especially the Renaissance and the Nineteenth Century; sheep in culture and history; whales and dolphins in culture and history; animals and environmental discourse.
- Associate Professor Jane Buckingham: animals in South Asian History; elephants and elephantology.
- Dr Douglas Campbell: animals, philosophy and environmentalism; extinction and de-extinction.
- Nikki Evans: animals in the context of human services and social work; human-animal relationships in the aftermath of earthquakes; animal-assisted therapy; the link between animal abuse and human violence; animals and children.
- Associate Professor Amy Fletcher: extinction and de-extinction; animals and public understandings of science and technology; animals and futurology; animals and environmental discourse.
- Dr Rosie Ibbotson: animals in the visual arts; museology and display of human-animal relations; extinction and de-extinction.
- Dr Piers Locke: multispecies ethnography; elephants and elephantology; interspecies care; animals and environmental discourse; humanism and post-humanism.
- Dr Alison Loveridge: animal welfare and advocacy; animals in agriculture and food production; animals in New Zealand; animals and rural life; animals and children.
- Dr Carolyn Mason: animals and ethics; bioethics.
- Professor Henrietta Mondry: dogs in culture and history; animals in Russian culture and history; animals in Slavic cultures; companion species; animals in literature; de-extinction.
- Dr Patrick O’Sullivan: animals in Ancient Greek culture and society; animals in classical literature and drama.
- Associate Professor Annie Potts: animals in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific; animals in art; human-animal relations and gender; representations of animals in horror and science fiction; chickens in culture and history; possums in culture and history; animals and emergencies; animals and environmental discourse.
- Dr Michael-John Turp: animals and ethics; animals in Early Modern philosophy.
To read about current and past thesis projects undertaken in human-animal studies at UC, click here.
To enquire about the PHD (HUAN), contact any of the following:
- NZCHAS Co-Director Associate Professor Annie Potts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- NZCHAS Co-Director Associate Professor Philip Armstrong (email@example.com)
- one of our other members.