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 Animals are increasingly at the forefront of research questions – not as shadows to human stories, or as beings we want to understand biologically, or for purely our benefit – but as beings who have histories, stories, and geographies of their own. Claudia Hirtenfelder talks to animal studies scholars about some of the most important ideas emerging out of this recent turn.

Each season is set around a particular theme so that the ways in which these different concepts hang together (or not) become more apparent, allowing for deeper reflection and consideration not only about animals but about the broader fields in which they are now being considered. To that end, each season finishes with a Grad Review to help tie some themes together and identify potential points of divergence.

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 The Animal Turn is proudly sponsored by the Animals in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Ethics (A.P.P.L.E) Research Group and is a member of the iROAR Network. 


 In 2022 The Animal Turn was the inaugural winner of the Australasian Animal Studies Association Award for Popular Communication in Animal Studies. In 2023 the podcast was also shortlisted for two awards in the International Women's Podcasting Awards.


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