Thursday, January 3, 2013

First Article Officially Published!

Early this morning, I finally received a digital offprint copy of my article:

Please read and feel free to share this page with others!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Also, AAA Presentation

I'll also be presenting at the American Anthropological Association again this year - this time on the topic of my thesis (and soon to be article) and other insights since then.

Here are the details: (and I hope to see you there!)

Crossing into Multispecies Ethnography: Transgressing Borders Between Anthropology and Nonhuman Others Through Theory and Fieldwork 
Sunday, November 18, 2012: 12:15 PM-2:00 PM
Tamar V Scoggin McKee (University of British Columbia, University of British Columbia and University of British Columbia)  
Tamar V Scoggin McKee (University of British Columbia, University of British Columbia, University of British Columbia and University of British Columbia)  
Discussants: Maria Elena Garcia (University of Washington)  
12:15 PM Discussion  
12:30 PM And Say the Cat Responded? Moving Closer to the Feline Gaze Kara White (Brown University and University of Chicago)  
12:45 PM 'sheep Eat Men': Humanized Animals, Woolen Fiber Production, and Multispecies Ethnography On the South American Pampas Annika Capelan (Lund University)  
1:00 PM Animals, Persons, Gods: Kaleidoscopic Ontologies In a Multispecies Total Institution Piers Edward George Locke (University of Canterbury)  
1:15 PM A History of the Semi-Wild: Orangutans, Land Control, and the Making of the Rainforest Borderlands In North Sumatra, Indonesia Joe Klein (Beloit College)  
1:30 PM Co-Cultivated Seascape: Linking Cultured Herring, Inshore Fishers, and Protected Harbor Seals Through Multispecies Ethnography Shingo Hamada (Indiana University)  
1:45 PM Discussant Maria Elena Garcia (University of Washington)

First Prize Winner of the ASI-WAS Undergraduate Paper Prize in Human-Animal Studies!

After finishing my honors thesis at Brown University, I spent the larger part of last summer editing my paper. Because of the overly ambitious project I started, I wasn't able to resolve all of the issues I realized over the course of writing my thesis. After addressing these issues, then cutting it down, I submitted my paper to the first annual paper prize offered by the Animals & Society Institute last August.

I found out last month that my paper won the first prize!

Here is a link to the announcement as well as a short bio and my abstract.

My paper will be published in the next issue of the journal Society & Animals.

I will post a link to my article as soon as it's available! It's my first academic publication and I'm very excited to have won this award.

I'm also very eager to continue this line of study in my MA program at the University of Chicago. Midterms begin in less than two days and as soon as I go through the IRB process, I'll be starting fieldwork at a local cat shelter. Stay tuned!