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


Chair: Corey Lee Wrenn, University of Kent 2020
Chair-Elect: Erin M. Evans, Mesa College 2020
Past Chair: Richard York, University of Oregon 2020
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Stephen Patrick Vrla, Michigan State University 2021
Student Representative: Jessica Austin, University of Colorado Boulder 2021

Section Council

Brett Clark, University of Utah 2020
Thomas M. Dietz, Michigan State University 2020
Andrea Laurent-Simpson, Southern Methodist University 2021
Cameron Thomas Whitley, Rutgers University-Camden 2021
Genevieve Minter, University of Nevada Las Vegas 2022
Miranda Kay Workman, Canisius College 2022

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