Animal Studies Journal


The intersectional commitment of engaged and activist scholarship is a necessary feature in the evolution of animal studies and the emergence of the critical turn. The rise of Critical Animal Studies (CAS), which differentiates itself through focus on the question and condition of the animal Other, has brought to the surface a number of tensions – many of which have existed in one form or another in fields of activist scholarship and praxis. As Nik Taylor and Richard Twine note, the critical ‘expresses the urgency of our times in the context of ecological crisis’