PhD Mid Seminar - Caring for animals in a time of ecological crisis. Law, human/animal relations, and the post-domestic challenge
PhD candidates at the Sociology of Law Department hold three seminars during the period of education - a start-up seminar, a mid seminar, and a final seminar. Participation in seminars is an essential part of the PhD education to fully reach the learning outcomes. The seminars are always in English.
Marie Leth-Espensen, PhD Candidate at the Sociology of Law Department, Lund University
Marie Leth-Espensen’s research is based on fieldwork performed at multiple farmed animal sanctuaries in rural Denmark. Through participatory observations and interviews, Marie explores the contested meanings of caring for animals and the experiences of building and creating places for multispecies flourishing. The interest in sanctuaries as particular more-than-human sites is evoked by the devastating consequences of global animal economy on the enmeshed lives of humans and nonhumans. The research takes its point of departure in the mounting scholarship on the interrelated issues of human-animal relations and multiple anthropogenic problems of climatic upheaval and environmental degradation and in particular, addresses specific questions pertaining to domestication and agriculture. Drawing on a combination of multispecies ethnography and legal geography, the research explores the co-constitutive relationship between law, space and human-animal relations drawing attention to how law and legal regulations affect sanctuary work.
The discussants are:
Rosemary-Claire Collard, assistant professor, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University
Oscar Björkenfeldt, PhD student, Sociology of Law department, Lund University
A link to attend digitally will be provided closer to the date of the seminar.
About the event
28 April 2021 15:00 to 18:00
The seminar will be conducted digitally on Zoom. Details in event description.
marie [dot] leth-espensen [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se