Feminism, Animals, and Science: Interview with Dr. Lynda Birke

Please join us for a conversation with esteemed feminist biologist, Lynda Birke. With numerous titles to her name, including The Sacrifice: How Scientific Experiments Transform Animals and People (co-authored, 2007), Feminism and the Biological Body (2000), Feminism, Animals, and Science: The Naming of the Shrew (1994), among others, Birke has been breaking new ground for over three decades. In our conversation, we’ll discuss her laudable academic legacy, including her research on animal behaviour and experimentation, the intersections between feminism and biological ideas, and the rhetoric of science. Also, we’ll hear about how Birke’s activism and personal relationships with animals have shaped her scholarship.

Lynda Birke was the Senior Lecturer in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Warwick, U.K. She currently works part-time with the Anthrozoology Unit (Biology Department) at the University of Chester, U.K.

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