Teresa Lloro

Teresa Lloro
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona | Cal Poly Pomona · Department of Liberal Studies

Doctor of Philosophy

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This book explores interdisciplinary approaches to animal-focused curriculum and pedagogy in environmental education, with an emphasis on integrating methods from the arts, humanities, and natural and social sciences. Each chapter, whether addressing curriculum, pedagogy, or both, engages with the extant literature in environmental education and ot...
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In our everyday, multispecies worlds most of us encounter and sometimes sensorially interact with myriad invertebrate species, yet critical humanities and social science research tends to ignore humans' relationships with invertebrates more generally, and especially those involved in food production. Here, I begin by drawing on theories of animal p...
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Although hardly new, our current political climate has brought the specter of American injustice more explicitly into the public eye. The Black Lives Matter Movement, the Flint water crisis, the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the various marches on Washington, among others, demonstrate the clear links between humans, nonhuman nature, and justice/equal...
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The animal or more-than-human turn in the humanities and social sciences has challenged nature/culture binaries in the fields of environmental education and early childhood studies, yet the field of educational studies has yet to confront its humanist roots. In this article, I sketch a nascent conceptual framework that outlines how multispecies eth...
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This article invokes a neoliberal and disciplinary governmentality lens in a political ecology of education framework to analyze educational programming at Long Beach, California’s Aquarium of the Pacific. I begin by briefly describing governmentality as Foucault and neo-Foucauldian scholars have theorized the concept, followed by a discussion of t...
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A growing and significant research literature utilizes feminist frameworks to study relationships with food from a variety of vantage points. In this article, we are especially interested in feminist food sovereignty, feminist political ecology, and feminist theories of care, both because caring labor has been historically undervalued in food syste...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare global structural inequalities, including those involving food. Although feminist frameworks have been applied to the study of food, we have much to learn about activism and environmental education (EE). In this article, I thus develop a nascent intersectional feminist food studies praxis for the field to animate...
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I open this article with a vignette from my childhood experiences of raising sheep with my family to foreground the cracks and ruptures of, on the one hand, theorizing eating animals as a sociocultural practice imbued with history, tradition, and identity and, on the other hand, theorizing eating animals as an exercise of cruelty and power. I show...
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Coyotes have incorporated themselves into nearly every major city in North America. As apex predators, coyotes’ ability to thrive in cities testifies not only to the blurring of human-wildlife boundaries in an urbanizing world; it also undermines the idea that cities and suburbs are places where people do not have to contend with wild predators. In...
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Community and city Facebook pages have proliferated in popularity in the last several years, offering a forum for residents to openly and publicly negotiate relations with urban wildlife, including coyotes. Contemporary shifts in North American coyote geographies (and the concomitant rise in community social media sites) thus open up interesting po...
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Environmental education (EE) scholars view intergenerational learning as a means to influence adult understandings of and relationships with the environment. Yet EE researchers have studied intergenerational learning in a limited fashion, with no emphasis on its role in higher education. The purpose of this article is to use feminist posthumanist t...
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Although the urban community garden literature is interdisciplinary in scope and engages scholarship in environmental and nutrition education, community development, and research on food access, justice, and sovereignty, scant scholarship examines how community gardens or other forms of urban agriculture might foster intersectional understandings o...
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In this chapter, I draw on theories of intersectionality to develop a nascent “interspecies food justice” approach to teaching about food systems. This approach builds on critical scholarship in education that centers the lives of animals, marginalized humans, or both, along with the environment. After this initial theoretical framing, I provide an...
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At least since the mid-1990s, environmental education researchers have challenged the anthropocentrism and humanism of the field with their compelling portrayals of animals as subjects in a wide array of educational settings, including classrooms and informal spaces. Published during the early stages of what is now referred to as the “animal turn”...
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Our symposium presents new interdisciplinary approaches to building understandings of nonhuman animals and to investigating our relationships with animals. We present ideas for curriculum and pedagogy, engaging with the extant animal-centered education literature, focusing on interdisciplinary teaching about animals. We ask how we can produce curri...
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Extending and challenging Arun Appadurai's anthropocentric “scapes,” this article converses with feminist posthumanism, ecofeminism, and the political ecology of education to develop a more-than-human ecopedagogy in/for/with animalScapes. After outlining the article's theoretical framework, I briefly discuss the research cases informing ecopedagogi...
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According to the American Association of University Professors and the Chronicle of Higher Education, instances of targeted faculty harassment are rising. I therefore begin this article by discussing how I ended up on the receiving end of a sweeping harassment campaign because of my critical scholarship on environmental and social issues. I then em...
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While once primarily dedicated to the entertainment of the public in Western societies, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, and similar facilities now mostly self-identify as informal science or conservation education organizations. Parks and protected areas, within which wildlife-focused tourism often occurs, also identify education as a key part...
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Eastern fox squirrels (Sciurus niger), reddish-brown tree squirrels native to the eastern and southeastern United States, were introduced to and now thrive in suburban/urban California. As a result, many residents in the greater Los Angeles region are grappling with living amongst tree squirrels, particularly because the state’s native western gray...
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Feminist theory and philosophy have examined how dominant ideologies oppress women, nonhuman animals, and the environment. Feminist scholars also have begun to discuss how neoliberalism problematically re-inscribes women as the primary providers of care, regardless of the impact of this care work on their own well-being. This article synthesizes fe...
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This paper contributes to a nascent conversation in environmental education (EE) research by using ethnographic data and extant theory to develop a feminist posthumanist political ecology of education for theorizing human–animal relations/relationships. Specifically, I (1) engage feminist methodologies and theories; (2) give epistemological and the...
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This article begins by introducing educational humanism, the Anthropocene concept, and the political ecology of education framework that guides the analysis. I then demonstrate that the current Anthropocene-informed educational research literature pragmatically focuses on how education has the capacity to serve as a means to adapt to the impending...
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This chapter sets forth a transdisciplinary response to an urgent problem: the significant contribution of poor health to racial and social class gaps in educational outcomes that divide America. The first section (1) describes reciprocal gaps in health and education, (2) identifies prevailing market values that undergird reforms that are failing t...
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The Aquarium of the Pacific is a 501(c)3 institution in the United States, beholden to ticket sales for its survival. In this article I show how its staff, and its animals, co-participate in an "edutainment" project, where the institution governs the bodies of Lorikeets through regulatory technologies crafted to ensure guests have a satisfying expe...

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