This talk is part of the Political Economy Speakers Series presented by labour studies at Brock University. Professor Sorenson will speak on the topic of animal rights, and the complex inequalities that capitalism generates.
John Sorenson is professor and chair of sociology at Brock University, where he teaches courses on critical animal studies, racism, and globalization. He is currently working on a SSHRC-funded project on various ways of representing animals. His previous books, stemming from research on war, nationalism, and refugees, include Culture of Prejudice: Arguments in Critical Social Science; Ghosts and Shadows: Construction of Identity and Community in an African Diaspora; Imagining Ethiopia: Struggles for History and Identity in the Horn of Africa; Disaster and Development in the Horn of Africa; and African Refugees. His most recent books, centring on animals, are Ape and About Canada – Animal Rights.