MSU Sociology PhD student Nathan Poirier co-edits book on animal studies

March 1, 2022

MSU Sociology PhD student National Poirier has co-edited a new book on animal studies. 

"Emerging New Voices in Critical Animal Studies: Vegan Studies for Total Liberation, co-edited by Nathan Poirier, Anthony J. Nocella II, and Annie Bernatchez of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies, is a brilliant radical engaging intersectional book promoting total liberation from new fresh critical animal studies voices throughout the world.

This captivating critical animal studies collection, influenced by historical and ongoing radical movements such as green anarchism, Black liberation, prison abolition, feminism, Queer liberation, disability rights, and decolonization, is one of the most powerful texts in the last decade within the animal liberation movement. We must begin to listen to new and young scholars for social justice to evolve in order to end speciesism and all forms of oppression. Read, share, reflect and act on this interdisciplinary collection of scholar-activists from sociology, anthropology, criminology, economics, philosophy, cultural studies, eco-theology, environmental studies, and education that will transform the global movement for radical social justice and propel total liberation forward."

Nathan Poirier is a doctorate student in sociology with specializations in critical animal studies and women’s and gender studies. He is Co-Director of Students for Critical Animal Studies. Nathan’s main interests include intersectionality, anarchism, animals, resource consumption, radical social movements, and critical pedagogy. Anthony J. Nocella II, Ph.D., scholar-activist and co-founder of critical animal studies and founder of radical animal studies is an Assistant Professor of Criminology at Salt Lake Community College, Editor of the Peace Studies Journal, Director of Save the Kids, and Executive Director of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies. Annie Bernatchez is a doctorate student in sociology. As a political sociologist in the fields of social movements and critical studies, her research interests focus on emotion, animal liberation, activism, and criminalization in Canada.