A/Prof Nik Taylor has been researching human-animal relations for over 15 years. She is an award winning author who has published 4 books and over 50 journal articles and book chapters on the human-pet bond; treatment of animals and animal welfare; links between human aggression and animal cruelty; slaughterhouses; meat-eating, and, animal shelter work. She has written for diverse audiences including, The Guardian, The Drum, The Conversation as well as numerous blogs and websites. More information can be found at: Animals in Society Working Group
BA (Hons.) Social Science (Sociology), Manchester Metropolitan University
PhD Sociology, MMU
1. Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award, 2014 for The Rise Of Critical Animal Studies, (eds.) http://www.routledge.com/catalogs/routledge_choice_outstanding_academic_titles/4/17/
2. Emerald Literati Award for Excellence, 2013, for Ethnography in evolution: adapting to the animal "other" in organizations, Journal of Organizational Ethnography, 1(1). http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/authors/literati/awards.htm?year=2013&journal=joe
Human-animal interaction and relationships;
Links between domestic violence, child abuse and violence to companion animals;
Deviance and animal abuse;
Animals in human service organisations;
Social work practice and animals;
Sociology of human-animal interactions;
Social theory, animals and the environment.
I work with various NGO's on research projects, training and professional development on issues relevant to human-animal relations. These include links between domestic violence and animal abuse and the ethics of animal-assisted interventions. More details are available here.
Detailed information including media commentary, articles and news can be found here -Animals in Society Working Group
Co-convenor Animals in Society Working Group
Managing Editor (Social Sciences), Society & Animals
Editorial Board Member, Anthrozoos; Journal for Critical Animal Studies
Associate, New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies
Executive Committee Member, Australasian Animal Studies Association
Charter Scholar, Animals & Society Institute, www.animalsandsociety.org/scholar/n_taylor
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