Joint Legal Studies Seminar Focuses on Animals and War
On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, the Departments of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo and St. Jerome’s University are hosting the next seminar in the Joint Legal Studies Seminar series. The series features biannual seminars showcasing a range of legal studies scholarship. The upcoming seminar will take place online and feature Katy Sowery, PhD, speaking on the topic of Forgotten Casualties or Companions: Animals and War.
Katy Sowery, PhD is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool. Her work looks at the status of animals in legal systems – on a national and transnational level. Her work focuses on the ‘duality’ prevalent in the legal regulation and legal status of animals; as ‘sentient’ beings and as ‘products.’ In the upcoming lecture Sowery will address what happens to animals affected by armed conflict in keeping with societal and cultural value placed on them looking at the hierarchical understanding of different types and categories of animals in the particular context of war.
“This talk will be a perfect way to end 2022 - a year when both war and our relationships with the natural world have been at the forefront of our minds,” stated Honor Brabazon, Associate Professor in SJU’s Sociology and Legal Studies department and a member of the seminar’s organizing group.
To register your participation for this online Zoom event taking place at 10:00 a.m., please use the following link.
For more information about this event or the series, please contact Honor Brabazon at firstname.lastname@example.org, Allison Chenier at email@example.com, or Andrea Quinlan at firstname.lastname@example.org.