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Professor Linda Kalof
6G Berkey Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-6638
lkalof [at] msu [dot] edu

Linda Kalof
Founding Member


Linda Kalof is Professor of Sociology, a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and founder of the Michigan State University’s interdisciplinary graduate specialization in Animal Studies: Humanities & Social Science Perspectives.

Dr. Kalof studies the cultural representations of humans and other animals and the links between culture and nature. She has published more than 35 articles and book chapters and nine books including A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Middle Ages (Berg 2010), A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Renaissance (Berg 2010), Introduction to Social Statistics (Wiley/Blackwell, 2009), Essensials of Social Research (McGraw-Hill 2008), Looking at Animals in Human History (University of Chicago/Reaktion 2007), A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity (Berg 2007),The Animals Reader (Berg 2007), The Earthscan Reader in Environmental Values (Earthscan 2005), and Evaluating Social Science Research (Oxford University Press 1996).

In addition to serving as a General Editor for the multi-volume A Cultural History of Animals (winner of the 2008 Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title), she also edits A Cultural History of the Human Body, A Cultural History of Women and the Encyclopedia of Earth’s Sections on Animals & Society and Environmental Philosophy. She is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in the World 

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