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Paul Waldau [+]
Canisius College, Buffalo, New York
Paul Waldau is an educator, scholar and activist working at the intersection of animal studies, law, ethics, religion, and cultural studies. A Professor at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, Paul is the Director of the Master of Science graduate program in Anthrozoology for which he has been the lead faculty member since the program’s founding in 2011. Paul has also taught Animal Law at Harvard Law School (2002-2014) and courses regarding ethics and animals in Harvard’s Summer School since 2009. The former Director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy, Paul taught veterinary ethics and public policy at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine for more than a decade. He has completed five books, the most recent of which are Animal Studies—An Introduction (2013 Oxford University Press) and Animal Rights (2011 Oxford University Press). He is also co-editor of A Communion of Subjects: Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics (2006 Columbia University Press) and An Elephant in the Room: The Science and Well-being of Elephants in Captivity (2008 Center for Animals and Public Policy). His first book was The Specter of Speciesism: Buddhist and Christian Views of Animals (2001 Oxford University Press).
Animal rights lawyer and scholar Paul Waldau argues that humans’ capabilities to care for others must extend beyond human-centeredness and include the greater than human world.