Dr Timothy Pachirat - Australasian Animal Studies Assoc. Conference

Dr Timothy Pachirat's keynote presentation from the recent Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference - Animal Publics: Emotions Empathy Activism.

The conference was hosted by the University of Melbourne and co-convened by the Human Rights and Animal Ethics Research Network (HRAE) and the Australian Centre.

Timothy Pachirat is an Assistant Professor of Politics at The University of Massachusetts, Amhurst, with research interests in comparative politics, the politics of Southeast Asia, spatial and visual politics, power and the sociology of domination and resistance, the political economy of dirty and dangerous work, and interpretive and ethnographic research methods. 

His book, Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight was produced after working for five months undercover in a slaughterhouse. The book focuses on the distancing of the violence of food production from broader society, with serious implications ranging from the sociology of violence and modern food production to animal rights and welfare.

 Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference Animal Publics: Emotion, Empathy, Activism http://animal-publics.com/

 Dr Timothy Pachirat keynote presentation video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmVdHdKuAm0