Event Details
HAST Lecture Series: "My Dog Always Eats First: Homeless People and Their Animals" featuring Leslie Irvine
Event Type:Featured Event
Location:Casa Loma Room
Monday, November 11, 2013
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
University of Redlands Events
Kathie Jenni
Leslie Irvine, Ph.D. is associate professor of sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her books include If You Tame Me: Understanding Our Connection with Animals and Filling the Ark: Animal Welfare in Disasters. In My Dog Always Eats First: Homeless People and their Animals (2013), Irvine breaks new ground in the study of homelessness by investigating the frequently noticed, yet underexplored, role that animals play in the lives of homeless people.

Irvine conducted interviews on street corners, in shelters, and even at highway underpasses to provide insights into the benefits and liabilities that animals bring to the homeless. She also weighs the perspectives of social service workers, veterinarians, and local communities. Her work provides a new way of looking at both the meaning of animal companionship and the concept of “home” itself. More information may be found at her website: http://sociology.colorado.edu/people/irvine/leslie.
Co-sponsors for this event are Campus Diversity and Inclusion, The Convocation Series, the office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Philosophy, the Johnston Program and Women's and Gender Studies.
This event is free and open to the public. Visuals will begin befor the lecture at 6:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and the author will be available after the lecture to sign them.
For more information please contact Kathie Jenni at kathie_jenni@redlands.edu or call 909-748-8652.
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