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Ralph R. Acampora est professeur associé au Département de philosophie de la Hofstra
University (NY). Ses recherches portent sur la philosophie environnementale, la bioéthique et les
études animales. Il a publié Corporal Compassion. Animal Ethics and Philosophy of Body
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006) et dirigé et codirigé les volumes Metamorphoses of the
Zoo. Animal Encounter After Noah (Lexington Books, 2010) et A Nietzschean Bestiary
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2003). Il s’intéresse maintenant à l’herméneutique du spectacle dans les
zoos, aux questions morales qui ont trait à l’environnement bâtit (y compris à l’environnement
biotechnique) et au statut ontologique de la nature.

Christiane Bailey est doctorante à l’Université de Montréal où elle prépare une thèse sur la
reconnaissance des animaux comme sujets doués d’une vie de conscience, et sur les
répercussions éthiques et sociopolitiques de cette reconnaissance. Elle a notamment publié
« Zoopolis. A Political Renewal of Animal Rights Theories » (Dialogue, 2013), « Kinds of Life.
On the Phenomenological Basis of the Distinction Between Higher and Lower Animals »
(Journal of Environmental Philosophy, 2011) et « Animal Dasein. Heidegger’s Appropriation of
Aristotle’s Ontology of Life » (Proceedings of the 45
th
Meeting of the Heidegger Circle, 2011),
et publiera en 2014 « Le partage du monde. Husserl et la constitution des animaux comme
“autres moi” » (Chiasmi International).

Martine Béland est professeure au Département de philosophie du Collège Édouard-Montpetit
(Longueuil) et chercheure associée au Centre canadien d’études allemandes et européennes de
l’Université de Montréal. Ses recherches portent sur la réception de l’œuvre et des idées de
Nietzsche ainsi que sur sa pratique de l’écriture philosophique. Elle a récemment publié la
monographie Kulturkritik et philosophie thérapeutique chez le jeune Nietzsche (Presses de
l’Université de Montréal, 2012) et l’essai « Vocation as Therapy: Nietzsche in Academia » (dans
Nietzsche’s Therapeutic Teaching, Bloomsbury, 2013), et elle est l’auteur de nombreux articles
sur Nietzsche parus dans des périodiques tels que Seminar, Symposium, Nietzsche-Studien et
Topique.

Pierre Béland est chercheur scientifique en environnement et auteur de nombreuses publications
dans des périodiques scientifiques internationaux et des magazines de vulgarisation à grand
tirage. En 1996, il a présidé la Commission mixte internationale, organisme bilatéral entre le
Canada et les États-Unis, qui a juridiction sur les eaux frontalières. Il a été commissaire au
Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement et fondateur du Centre de recherche en
écologie marine pour Pêches et Océans Canada et de l’Institut national d’écotoxicologie du
Saint-Laurent. Il a été professeur invité ou professeur associé à l’INRS-Océanologie, à
l’Université du Québec à Rimouski, à l’Université de Rio de Janeiro, à l’Université de Montréal
et au cégep de Rimouski.


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Sue Donaldson is the author (with Will Kymlicka) of Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal
Rights (Oxford University Press, 2011), Foods That Don’t Bite Back: Vegan Cooking Made
Simple (Whitecap Books, 2003), and of several articles on animal citizenship and sovereignty,
including “Animals and the Frontiers of Citizenship” (Oxford Journal of Legal Studies,
forthcoming) and “A Defense of Animal Citizens and Sovereigns” (Law, Ethics and Philosophy
Vol. 1/1 2013). She also publishes fiction and essays. She lives in Kingston, Canada.

Emily R. Douglas is a Masters student in Philosophy at the University of Alberta. Her research
focuses on continental feminist philosophy, Foucault, and feminist phenomenology. She
currently holds a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Master’s Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada scholarship and recently won the Canadian Society for Women in
Philosophy 2013 Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper.

Jan Dutkiewicz is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Politics at the New School for Social
Research. His research focuses on commodity studies, the political economy of human-
nonhuman relations, and the interaction between humans and their built, imagined, and natural
environments. He has lectured at Carleton University, Victoria University of Wellington, and
Clark University.
Rita Gardiner is a limited duties professor in women’s studies and sociology at The University
of Western Ontario. She recently completed her thesis entitled “Thinking with Arendt:
Authenticity, Gender and Leadership” at the department of women’s studies and feminist theory
at Western under the guidance of Dr. Helen Fielding.
Eva Giraud is a lecturer in the Department of Culture, Film and Media and member of the
Centre for Critical Theory at the University of Nottingham, UK. She has written and published
material about the relationships between on and off-line activism, prefigurative politics and
social change, and performative protest and consciousness-raising, with a specific focus on
animal rights praxis. Current theoretical interests include: debates within animal studies about
how to craft non-anthropocentric ethical frameworks, feminist technoscience, philosophies of
technology, critical and feminist pedagogies, and posthumanism. More broadly, she is interested
in how activist media cultures can support radical politics.

Donald A. Landes is currently an Assistant Professor (limited-term) in the Department of
Philosophy at Concordia University in Montreal. His research focuses on 19th- and 20th-Century
Continental Philosophy (especially Phenomenology), Ethics, and the History of Philosophy
(Kant through postmodern). He is the sole translator of the new English edition of Maurice
Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception (Routledge, 2012), as well as the author of
Merleau-Ponty and the Paradoxes of Expression (Bloomsbury, 2013) and The Merleau-Ponty
Dictionary (Bloomsbury, 2013).

Leonard Lawlor is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy at Penn State University (USA).
He is the author of several books, including Early Twentieth Century Continental Philosophy
(Indiana 2011), This is not Sufficient: An Essay on Animality and Human Nature in Derrida
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(Columbia University Press, 2007) and The Implications of Immanence: Towards a New Concept
of Life (Fordham University Press, 2006). Lawlor is currently working on a book on violence.

Patrick Llored est doctorant en philosophie à l’Université Lyon III Jean Moulin (France) où il
enseigne comme ATER. Il a publié en 2013 la première introduction en langue française à
l’éthique animale de Derrida : Jacques Derrida. Politique et éthique de l’animalité (éd. Sils
Maria/Vrin). Il prévoit publier deux ouvrages en 2014 : Qu’est-ce que la zoopolitique? Fonder la
communauté politique avec les animaux et Zoophilosophie politique. Traité de démocratie
animale, livre d’inspiration derridienne qui élaborera un concept de démocratie ouverte aux
animaux.

Kelly Struthers Montford is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
doctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. Her research
examines the socio-politics of “food choices,” "meat"-eating culture, animal liberation, and
plant-based diets.

James K. Stanescu is an independent researcher and scholar, living in the DC area. His most
recent academic appointment was as a senior lecturer in philosophy and communication studies
at Mercer University, Georgia, USA. His dissertation was the winner of the 2012 Institute for
Critical Animal Studies dissertation of the year award. His writings can be found several
journals, as well at his blog, Critical Animal, http://criticalanimal.blogspot.com. You can contact
him at james.stanescu@gmail.com.

Gary Steiner is John Howard Harris Professor of Philosophy at Bucknell University. He
specializes in the moral status of animals, Descartes and the scientific revolution, and German
philosophy after Kant. He is the author of Descartes as a Moral Thinker: Christianity,
Technology, Nihilism (2004); Anthropocentrism and Its Discontents: The Moral Status of
Animals in the History of Western Philosophy (2005); Animals and the Moral Community:
Mental Life, Moral Status, and Kinship (2008); and Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism
(2013).

Chloë Taylor is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies at the
University of Alberta. Her research interests include twentieth-century French philosophy,
philosophy of sexuality, feminist philosophy, food ethics and animal ethics. She is the author of
The Culture of Confession from Augustine to Foucault (Routledge 2008, 2010) and is currently
working on two manuscripts, entitled ‘Bucolic Pleasures’?: Foucault, Feminism, and Sex Crime
and Abnormal Appetites: Foucault and the Politics of Food. She is the guest editor of a special
topics issue of the Journal for Critical Animal Studies (volume 9, issues 1-2, April 2011) on
“Continental Philosophical Perspectives on Nonhuman Animals” and, with Lisa Guenther, she
also guest edited a special topics issue of PhaenEx (volume 2, number 2, 2007) on “Other
Animals.” She is the author of several articles on animal and food ethics, including “Foucault
and Critical Animal Studies: Genealogies of Agricultural Power” (Philosophy Compass, 2013)
“Foucault and Food” (The Encyclopedia of Food and Agriculture Ethics, Springer, 2013),
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“Foucault and the Ethics of Eating” (Foucault Studies 9, 2010), “The Precarious Lives of
Animals: Butler, Coetzee, and Animal Ethics” (Philosophy Today, issue 1, volume 52, 2008) and
“Respect for the (Animal) Dead” (Animal Death, edited by Fiona Probyn-Rapsey and Jay
Johnston, University of Sydney Press, 2013). She is also the co-editor (with Neil Dalal) of Asian
Perspectives on Animal Ethics (forthcoming with Routledge).

Martin Thibodeau enseigne actuellement au Département de philosophie de l’Université Saint-
Paul (Ottawa) et au Collégial international Sainte-Anne (Montréal). Ses travaux portent sur la
philosophie allemande de Kant à Adorno. Il a publié Hegel et la tragédie grecque (Presses
universitaires de Rennes, 2011; trad. ang. : Hegel and Greek Tragedy, Lexington Books, 2013; à
paraître en portugais, éd. de l’Université pontificale catholique du Rio Grande Sul, 2014) et
La théorie esthétique d’Adorno. Une introduction (P.U.R., 2008).

Ian Werkheiser is a doctoral student in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State
University, with specializations in Animal Studies as well as Environmental Philosophy &
Ethics. His research areas include environmental philosophy, social and political philosophy, and
epistemology (particularly social epistemology). His dissertation will argue that community
epistemic capacities are a necessary requirement of meaningful political participation,
particularly in issues around food sovereignty and environmental justice. Ian works with Dr. Paul
Thompson on the Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project, a foundation dedicated to increasing
research into sustainability in the state of Michigan. This year he is co-organizing the second
annual Workshop on Food Justice at MSU, which brings together academics and activists who
work on issues of food justice.

Cynthia Willett teaches philosophy at Emory University. Her authored books include
Interspecies Ethics (forthcoming, CUP, 2014); Irony in the Age of Empire: Comic Perspectives
on Freedom and Democracy (Indiana, 2008); The Soul of Justice: Racial Hubris and Social
Bonds (Cornell, 2001); and Maternal Ethics and Other Slave Moralities (Routledge, 1995). She
has edited the anthology Theorizing Multiculturalism (Oxford, 1998) and is a co-editor for the
Symposia on Race, Gender, and Philosophy.

Corey Wrenn is an instructor of Sociology with Colorado State University, where she is also an
A.B.D. Ph.D. She received her M.S. in Sociology in 2008 and her B.A. in Political Science in
2005, both from Virginia Tech. She is a council member of the American Sociological
Association’s Animals & Society section and contributes to the Human-Animal Studies Images
and Cinema blogs for the Animals and Society Institute.

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