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Battelle-Tompkins, Room 200

CAS Dean's Office
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8012
trans-species encounters working group

Organizers: Eve Bratman and C. Anne Claus

How do humans interact with other species? This new reading group focuses on animal ethics and philosophy, anthrozoology, agro-ecology, psychology of conservation, and environmental activism.



Spring 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
For our final session this year, we’ll meet at Guapo’s in Tenleytown.
Reading: Eduardo Kohn, How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human (University of California Press, 2013)

Monday, February 1, 2016 12-1.30 pm, Battelle-Tompkins 228
Reading: Laura Ogden’s ethnography, Swamplife: People, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades (University of Minnesota Press, 2011).


Fall 2015

Thursday October 22, 1-2:30 p.m. in 228 Battelle-Tompkins
Reading: Arts of Inclusion, or How to Love a Mushroom, by Anna Tsing.