CFP: NYU Animal Studies Award and Workshop on Ending Factory Farming (deadline: Sept. 1, 2019)

NYU Animal Studies is thrilled to announce that we are now accepting submissions for a new award and workshop on ending factory farming. We invite graduate students and early career faculty (i.e., faculty within 5 years of graduation) in any field to submit new or recent (i.e., unpublished or published within one year of submission) work related to this topic. We will select up to three papers for a $1,000 award and funded travel to NYU for a workshop on ending factory farming.

The NYU Animal Studies Workshop on Ending Factory Farming will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020. Each selected author will present their work to an audience of NYU Animal Studies faculty, students, and community members. There will also be a keynote address and a dinner. This workshop will be an excellent opportunity for authors to discuss their research and meet other people working in this important and neglected space.

We welcome papers in any field in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences that can contribute to our understanding about ending factory farming. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

– The human, nonhuman, and/or environmental impacts of factory farming

– The human, nonhuman, and/or environmental impacts of alternative food systems

– Empirical and/or ethical analysis of what kinds of food production and consumption are ideal

– Empirical and/or ethical analysis of what kinds of food advocacy and philanthropy are ideal

– Social and/or psychological research that relates to food production, consumption, and advocacy

– Legal, political, and/or economic research that relates to food production, consumption, and advocacy

How to apply

Please email jeffsebo@nyu.edu by September 1 2019 with the subject heading “Award and Workshop Submission” and the following materials in PDF format:

Curriculum vitae.

Cover letter. The cover letter should be no more than 500 words, and should include a summary of your paper and of the research program of which this paper is part.

Paper draft. This work should be either unpublished or published within one year of submission, should be no more than 8,000 words, and should be completed in a manner appropriate for the field of choice. (If your work is longer than 8,000 words, please feel free to submit an 8,000-word excerpt.)

About us

NYU Animal Studies, active since 2010 and housed in the Department of Environmental Studies, conducts and supports research and teaching on what nonhuman animals are like, how human and nonhuman animals relate to each other, and the aesthetic, moral, social, political, economic, and ecological significance of these relations. Our students work with leading scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences; participate in intensive seminars, workshops, and conferences; and engage in a wide range of theoretical, practical, and creative pursuits upon graduation. We have an undergraduate as well as a graduate program, and we also work closely with the NYU Center for Environmental and Animal Protection.

We are grateful to the Animal Welfare Fund at EA Funds for their support of this award and workshop.

2 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing this Shelley!

    All, FYI I realize that the deadline is about a week away, so if you have a paper that might be good but need a bit of extra time, feel free to check in with me and we can talk about that.

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