Animal Studies has emerged in the last 20 years as an exciting new area of interdisciplinary research and focusses on human-animal relations in different media, cultures and time periods. Professor Erica Fudge has been a key figure in the development of this field, which engages scholars across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, as well as NGOs and artists.
Strathclyde is a hub for the development of the field. We are home to the internationally renowned British Animal Studies Network, and host the Glasgow Animal Studies Reading Group which brings postgrads and scholars from Strathclyde, Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian Universities together once a month to discuss key texts in the field.
MRes and PhD Study: Erica Fudge works with colleagues in English to supervise PhDs in the field, and with Dr Elsa Richardson in History. We are particularly interested in supervising topics looking at human-animal relations / the representation of animals in early modern culture, Victorian and modern culture in particular.