Animal Inventory Blog

Keeping track of animals in popular culture.


Centers of Study

Animal-studies is a small but growing field. The following is a list of centers of research and study that focus on animal interests:

Center for Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University
Humane Society of the United States, Washington DC
New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies, University of Canterbury
Institute for Critical Animal Studies, Syracuse, NY
Center for Respect of Life and Environment, Washington DC (an affiliate of HSUS)
Center for Animals in Society, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Humane Society University (in association with Dusquene University)
Center for the Human-Animal Bond, Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine
Center to Study Human Animal Relationships and Environments, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

People of Interest 

The best resources in animal-studies are the people who have devoted their lives to it. Below is a list of professors, scientists and artists who have made critical contributions to the field.

Adams, Carol J. (Feminism and Animals, Animal Theory, Vegetarianism)
Haraway, Donna (Feminist Theory, History of Science, Human-Animal Relations)
UC Santa Cruz
Noske, Barbara

Arluke, Arnold (Social Psychology, Human-Animal Relationships, Qualitative Methods Northeastern University

Art Theory
Baker, Steve (Art History, visual identity and attitudes towards animals)
University of Central Lancashire, UK

Cognitive Ethology
Bekoff, Marc (Cognitive Ethology, Ethics) University of Colorado, Boulder

Environmental Studies
Chase, Steve (Environmental Advocacy, Environmental Education) Antioch University New England
Jamieson, Dale (Environmental Studies and Ethics) New York University

Copeland, Marion (Animals in Literature)
Malamud, Randy (Cultural and Literary History of Zoos) Georgia State University

Animal Behavior
Coppinger, Raymond (Dog Behavior) Hampshire College
Fouts, Roger (Chimp Welfare and Rights, Language and Behavior)
Central Washington University
Goodall, Jane (Ape Welfare and Rights, Behavior, Conservation) Jane Goodall Institute
Grandin, Temple (Farm Animal Welfare and Behavior)
Savage-Rumbaugh, Sue (Ape Welfare and Rights, Ape Language) Great Ape Trust of Iowa

Francione. Gary L. (Human Rights and Animal Rights, Criminal Law) Rutgers School of Law, Newark
Waldau, Paul (Animal Law, Ape Rights) Tufts University Vet School
Wise, Steven (Animal Rights Law)

Fudge, Erica (Early Modern and Contemporary Views on Animals) Middlesex University, UK
Midgley, Mary (Animal Theory) University of Newcastle, UK (Retired)
Regan, Tom (Animal Rights, Animal Theory) North Carolina State University
Singer, Peter (Animal Rights, Animal Theory) Princeton University

Lynn, William (Ethics, Human-Animal Studies, Wolf Recovery) Tufts University
Rollin, Bernard (Ethics and Bioethics) Colorado State University
Patronek, Gary

Animal Protection
Rauch, Annette (Shelter Medicine, Veterinary Forensics) Tufts University Vet School
Rowan, Andrew (Animal Protection, Alternatives in Medicine) Humane Society of the United States
Rutberg, Allen (Deer and Wild Horse Immunocontraception) Tufts University Vet School

Rothfels, Nigel (Zoo History, Elephants since 18th Century) University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Ritvo, Harriet Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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