What We Do
Politics, law, governance, education, and advocacy.
Conferences, workshops and events organized or sponsored by APPLE.
Animal studies courses at Queen’s, and animals & politics reading group.
Publications by APPLE fellows, research and policy partners and advocacy groups, and recent publications in animals & politics.
Animals in Philosophy, Politics, Law, and Ethics
Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy at Queen’s
Research Associate, Department of Philosophy, Queen’s University
Claudia Hirtenfelder is now half way through her third season of The Animal Turn Podcast. This season focuses on ‘Animals and the Urban’ as so far she has spoken to philosophers, sociologists and geographers about the following concepts: The Right to the City, Invisibilized Animals, Urban Biopolitics, and Urban Metabolism. Still to come are discussions
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In Season 3 of the Animal Turn, Claudia speaks to scholars from sociology, geography and philosophy about concepts pertaining to ‘The Urban’ and how we can understand animals in relation to the city. In this Season Claudia hopes to unravel some how ‘the urban’ is thought of as a space and some of the work
-> Continue reading The Animal Turn Podcast Season 3
APPLE is pleased to announce an upcoming zoom event with Yamini Narayanan from Deakin University, Australia. Title: Yamini Narayanan Animating caste: Visceral geographies of pig caste, and violent nationalism in Chennai city. Date and Time: April 15th, 4PM EST (GMT -5) Please note that Professor Narayanan’s talk is on Thursday and not the usual Friday.
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APPLE is pleased to be sponsoring a panel on “The Animal Turn: Beyond Species Boundaries” at the Scholarship Beyond Boundaries Conference, hosted by the Society of Graduate and Professional Students, on Saturday, March 20th, 2021, from 4:30-6:00pm. Speakers include Harshavardhan Thyagarajan and Paulina Siemieniec, and the panel will be moderated by Will Kymlicka. The panel,
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APPLE is pleased to announce an upcoming zoom event with Professor Margaret Robinson, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University. Title: Is the Moose Still My Brother if We Don’t Eat Him? Date & Time: Friday, March 12 at 4:00-5:30 PM EST Please note: The paper will be circulated in advance for a Q&A discussion format. Please
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APPLE is pleased to announce an upcoming zoom event with Professor Dinesh Wadiwel, University of Sydney. Title: The Courage to Hear? Animals, Foucault and Parrhēsia Date & Time: Friday, February 12 at 4:00-5:30 PM EST Please note: The paper will be circulated in advance for a Q&A discussion format. Please contact Jishnu Guha-Majumdar (email@example.com) to
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APPLE is happy to sponsor a virtual symposium on Kyle Johannsen’s recent book Wild Animal Ethics: The Moral and Political Problem of Wild Animal Suffering. The symposium will be held over Zoom: link to the event. Friday April 9 from 11 AM – 2 PM (Eastern Time) Featuring commentaries by Nicolas Delon (New College of Florida), Bob Fischer (Texas State), Gary O’Brien (Oxford),
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APPLE is sponsoring a monthly series of virtual talks in the winter term, 2021. January 15th – Diego Rossello, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile February 12th – Dinesh Wadiwel, University of Sydney, Australia March 12th – Margaret Robinson, Dalhousie University, Canada April 15th – Yamini Narayanan, Deakin University, Australia May 14th – Anat Pick, Queen Mary University
-> Continue reading Animal Studies Speaker Series 2021
Apple is delighted to sponsor a 5-part series of remote talks in animal studies. Our first talk features Diego Rossello, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Professor Rossello’s talk will take place on: Friday January 15th, from 4-5:30 PM EST Title: “On the (Missing) Concept of the Political in Animal Rights Theory’s ‘Political Turn’:
-> Continue reading Diego Rossello on ‘Towards Agonistic Politics in a Zoopolis’
APPLE member and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University Kyle Johannsen recently published a new book at Routledge, in October 2020, on the issue of wild animal suffering. “Though many ethicists have the intuition that we should leave nature alone, Kyle Johannsen argues that we have a duty to research
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