Trans-species Encounters

Organizers: Eve Bratman and C. Anne Claus

 How do humans interact with other species? What are the ways in which living beings establish inter-species communication, competition, and care-taking? This new reading group focuses on animal ethics and philosophy, anthrozoology, agro-ecology, psychology of conservation, and environmental activism.



Spring 2016

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016,  5:00 p.m.
For our final session this year, we’ll meet at Guapo’s in Tenleytown.
Reading: Eduardo Kohn, How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human (University of California Press, 2013)


  • Monday, February 1, 2016 12-1.30 pm, Battelle-Tompkins 228
Reading: Laura Ogden’s ethnography, Swamplife: People, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades (University of Minnesota Press, 2011).


Fall 2015

  • Thursday, October 22, 1-2.30 pm, Battelle-Tompkins 228
Our first meeting will focus on Anna Tsing’s “Arts of Inclusion, or How to Love a Mushroom.” Manoa, 22:2 (2010).
Please bring ideas for further topics and readings with you.



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Interested in joining?

Email Annie Claus or Eve Bratman