Dr Sally Borrell (Australia)

In 2005 Sally completed a Masters thesis in English at the University of Canterbury. The thesis looked at the representation of animals in relation to national and gender identity in Margaret Atwood's work, first discussing their role in the 'de-victimisation' process outlined by Atwood herself, and then exploring the results of that process in terms of various theories of subjectivity. The thesis also raised questions about animal identification and representation as means to human ends.

Sally's PhD, which she completed under the supervision of Professor Erica Fudge, examined a range of contemporary novels focussing on human-animal relations.

Sally is the associate editor of the Animal Studies Journal.

See Sally's website at the Animals and Society Institute.