SOC to welcome visiting lecturer

Wed. Mar. 23 12:30 PM - Wed. Mar. 23 01:30 PM
Location: Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

Dr. John SorensonThe Department of Sociology is pleased to announce that Dr. John Sorenson will be a guest speaker on March 23, 2016. Dr. Sorenson, Professor at Brock University, teaches Critical Animal Studies, globalization, and anti-racism. His talk entitled Constructing Ecoterrorism. Capitalism, Speciesism, and Animal Rights (also the title of his latest book) will take place in Eckhardt Gramatté Hall at 12:30 PM.

Professor Sorenson has an HBA and MA from the University of Alberta and a PhD from York University (Social and Political Thought). He is currently working on a SSHRC-funded project on various ways of representing animals. Previous SSHRC grants have supported his research in the Horn of Africa, where he studied the experience of women in the Eritrean liberation struggle and research on diasporic communities from Africa in Canada. Professor Sorenson has been involved with a number of Third World solidarity groups. His books Imagining Ethiopia and Ghosts and Shadows (co-author Atsuko Matsuoka) investigate politics of national identity. His most recent books are Ape, About Canada – Animal Rights, and Constructing Ecoterrorism. Capitalism, Speciesism, and Animal Rights.

Dr. John Sorenson's most recent book, Constructing Ecoterrorism. Capitalism, Speciesism, and Animal Rights, looks at ecoterrorism as a social construction.