Nik Taylor

Associate ProfessorNik Taylor

Elsie Locke Building 310
Internal Phone: 90550
My research focusses on the many and varied relationships between humans and other animals.

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

(Dr.) Nik Taylor is an internationally recognized critical and public sociologist who has published over 70 articles, books and book chapters. Her research focusses on mechanisms of power and marginalisation expressed in/through human relations with other species and is informed by critical/ intersectional feminism. Nik currently teaches topics in the Human Services and Social Work program at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, that focus on human-animal violence links; scholar-advocacy; social change, and crime and deviance, particularly domestic violence and animal abuse. Nik’s latest books include Ethnography after Humanism Power, Politics and Method in Multi-Species Research (Palgrave, 2017, with Lindsay Hamilton) and Neoliberalization, Universities and the Public Intellectual: Species, Gender and Class and the Production of Knowledge (Palgrave, 2017, with Heather Fraser).

Recent Publications

  • Taylor N. and Fraser H. (2019) Companion Animals and Domestic Violence: Rescuing You, Rescuing Me. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 222.
  • Hamilton L. and Taylor N. (2017) Ethnography after humanism: Power, politics and method in multi-species research. London: Palgrave. 1-210. http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-53933-5.
  • Fraser H. and Taylor N. (2016) Neoliberalization, Universities and the Public Intellectual Species, Gender and Class and the Production of Knowledge. Palgrave Macmillan. 142.
  • Hamilton L. and Taylor N. (2013) Animals at work Identity, politics and culture in work with animals. BRILL. 210.
  • Taylor N. (2013) Humans, Animals, and Society An Introduction to Human-animal Studies. New York: Lantern Books. 195.