PhD candidate in anthrozoology at the University of Exeter.
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I am a PhD researcher in Anthrozoology at the University of Exeter. My current research defines humane interspecies emotional labour. Broader research interests include interspecies cooperation and reciprocity - with a focus on care work, multispecies workspaces and animal work, and assistance dog teams.
September 2017 - September 2019
University of Exeter
Field of study
Racial uprisings often include animalized commentary and symbolic use of non-human animal bodies. This paper highlights some of the nonhuman animal bodies observed during the #BlackLivesMatter protests within the United States in 2020-specifically, the use of pig, horse, and dog bodies during street protests. Displays of pigs carry with them a raci...
Citation: Howell, T.J.; Nieforth, L.; Thomas-Pino, C.; Samet, L.; Agbonika, S.; Cuevas-Pavincich, F.; Fry, N.E.; Hill, K.; Jegatheesan, B.; Kakinuma, M.; et al. Defining Terms
This paper presents the importance of the informed and nuanced distinction and use of the terms “emotion work” and “emotional labour” when referring to interspecies work. When emotional labour is acknowledged as a professional skill across species, two realities can be recognised and therefore acted upon. Firstly, it clarifies that emotional labour...
Highlights: Covid-19 most likely originated from human mistreatment of animals An estimated seventy five percent of all emergent infectious agents are zoonotic The lockdown has had significant implications on human and nonhuman welfare Understanding the welfare implications of lockdown could inform future practices Abstract: One leading the...