Dr Susan McHugh (USA)

Susan McHugh teaches courses in writing, literary theory, and animal studies.  She is the author of Animal Stories: Narrating across Species Lines, a volume in the University of Minnesota Press's Posthumanities series, as well as Dog, a volume in Reaktion Books' groundbreaking Animal series.

She has published dozens of essays in edited collections and peer-reviewed journals, including Critical Inquiry, Literature and Medicine, and PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America.  Her ongoing research focuses on the intersections of biological and cultural extinction. 

McHugh is a member of the editorial boards of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, Humanimalia: A Journal of Human-Animal Interface Studies, and she is the Humanities Managing Editor of Society & Animals.  She serves as an advisory board member for the H-Animal Discussion Network, and as faculty advisor to Zephyr: UNE's Journal of Artistic Expression.  She was a founding fellow of UNE's Center for Global Humanities.

For more about her research and teaching in these areas, visit her webpage at the University of New England. McHugh is also an Advisory Board member of the H-Animal Discussion Network.