American Sociological Association

Animals and Society

The purpose of the Section on Animals and Society is to encourage and support the development of theory, research and teaching about the complex relationships that exist between humans and other animals. In the process, it is anticipated that the light we shed on these issues will increase the well-being of both humans and other animals.

Section Officers & Council


Past Chair: Lisa Jean Moore, Purchase College, SUNY 2017
Chair: Michelle Marie Proctor, Madonna University 2017
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Ryan Gunderson, Miami University 2018
Chair-Elect: Elizabeth Grauerholz, University of Central Florida 2017
Student Representative: Elizabeth Kathryn Barna, Vanderbilt University 2019

Section Council

Cameron Thomas Whitley, Michigan State University 2017
Diane C. Bates, 2017
Ivy Collier, 2018
Laurent Cilia, Cu Boulder 2018
Christena Nippert-Eng, IUBloomington (SOIC) 2019
Erin Nicole Kidder, Northeast Lakeview College 2019

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