University to Host Dr. Leslie Irvine


University of Redlands to host Dr. Leslie Irvine

Irvine will speak about “Homeless People and their Animals”

REDLANDS, Nov. 6, 2013 - The University of Redlands Human-Animal Studies Program in collaboration with the National Museum of Animals and Society will host Dr. Leslie Irvine on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Casa Loma Room.

This is the third event in the lecture series titled: "On the Margins: Shared Human-Animal Experiences." Other University partners include the Johnston Center for Integrative Learning, Environmental Studies, Philosophy and Campus Diversity and Inclusion.

Irvine is an associate professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research focuses primarily on the roles of animals in society. Her latest book, My Dog Always Eats First, examines homeless people’s relationships with their companion animals. Through interviews with homeless people, the book explores the role of animals in the narrative construction of a positive identity.

In addition, Irvine has studied animal sheltering, human-animal play, selfhood among animals and the feminization of veterinary medicine. After Hurricane Katrina, Leslie worked and conducted research at the facility that housed animals rescued from New Orleans. That experience formed the basis for her 2009 book, Filling the Ark: Animal Welfare in Disasters (2009; Temple University Press).

WHAT: University of Redlands Human-Animal Lecture Series

WHO: Dr. Leslie Irvine, “My Dog Always Eats First: Homeless People and their Animals”

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 from 7-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Casa Loma Room, University of Redlands
             1200 E. Colton Avenue, Redlands, California 92373

The event is free and open to the public.

Event Contact
Kathie Jenni

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