Dr Fiona Probyn-Rapsey (Australia)

Fiona writes: 'I remember the excitement that I felt when I realized (much later than most) that Human Animal Studies existed ­ and that I could bring my personal/ political interest in animals into my academic research.'

Fiona teaches a unit in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney called GCST2603: Animal/Human Cultures, part of the university's Cultural Studies major since 2009. In 2011 she set up a research network at the University of Sydney called HARN: Human Animal Research Network that has many members from four faculties and a growing list of research events. She is also on the Executive of the Australian Animals Study Group (AASG).

Fiona is currently working on a book with Jay Johnston (Animal Death, SUP) which they hope to launch at the next AASG conference, organised by HARN for 2013 at the University of Sydney.

See also Fiona's University of Sydney staff webpage.