Animals in Context

Animal Studies is a rapidly developing interdisciplinary field that draws from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to examine what nonhuman animals are like, how human and nonhuman animals relate to each other, and the aesthetic, moral, social, political, economic, and ecological significance of these relations. The aim of the Animals in Context series is to showcase cutting edge scholarship of broad interest that will guide the conversation in this emergent field, with an emphasis on readability, theoretical creativity, and empirical rigor. We welcome original monographs that take up “the animal question” across a broad range of themes (e.g., animal ethics and rights, representations of animals in culture and literature), though we are especially interested in books anchored in social scientific and philosophical methods and that foster connections between animal and environmental issues (e.g., animal agriculture, urban wildlife, conservation).


Colin Jerolmack, Chair of the Environmental Studies Department and Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies



Yanoula Athanassakis, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, NYU

Una Chaudhuri, NYU Departments of English, Drama, and Environmental Studies

Lori GruenWilliam Griffin Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University and coordinator of Wesleyan Animal Studies

Jennifer Jacquet, NYU Department of Environmental Studies

Dale Jamieson, NYU Departments of Environmental Studies and Philosophy

Colin Jerolmack, NYU Departments of Sociology and Environmental Studies

Christena Nippert-Eng, Professor of Informatics, Indiana

Laura Ogden, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College

Christopher Schlottmann, NYU Department of Environmental Studies

Jeff Sebo, NYU Department of Environmental Studies

Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values, Princeton

Nandini Thiyagarajan, NYU Department of Environmental Studies

David Wolfson, NYU Law School

Richard York, Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies at University of Oregon


Submissions should take the form of a 3-5 page proposal outlining the intent and scope of the project, its merits in comparison to existing texts, and the audience it is designed to reach. You should also include a detailed Table of Contents, 2-3 sample chapters, and a current copy of your curriculum vitae. Please refer to NYU Press’ submission guidelines.

Please contact the General Editor or Ilene Kalish, Executive Editor at NYU Press, at, if you are interested in submitting a proposal.

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