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Animals, Ethics, and Everyday Politics

Friday October 11, 2019

Will Kymlicka (Canadian Research Chair in Political Philosophy) and Samantha King (Head of Queen’s University’s Gender Studies Department) reflect on their own writings pertaining to Animal, ethics, and everyday politics.  Coming from different disciplinary backgrounds, Samantha and Will aim to have an open-ended discussion about animals and what it means to be in relation with them both politically and ethically, and about how to bring animals into the humanities and social sciences, followed by a discussion with the audience.  

Will Kymlicka, Professor

Will Kymlicka is the Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy and a professor at Queen’s University. He has been widely acclaimed for his work on multiculturalism and, more recently, his ideas on philosophy and animals. In 2011, together with Sue Donaldson, Will published Zoopolis: A political theory of Animal Rights

Samantha King , Professor

Samantha King is Head of the Department of Gender Studies and Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University. Her research and teaching explore the embodied dimensions of consumer culture with a recent focus on multispecies corporeality. Samantha is one of the editors of the recently released book, Messy Eating: Conversations on Animals as Food (Fordham, 2019).