September 2019 News

History Professor Publishes and Speaks

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Dr. Daniel Vandersommers, Assistant Teaching Professor of History at the Indiana Academy, has published his first book. Zoo Studies: A New Humanities, coedited with Tracy McDonald, is an original and groundbreaking work that will change the way readers see nonhuman animals and themselves. More information about the book is available here.

In addition, Dr. Vandersommers was the keynote speaker at the 2019 CAZA (Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums) conference in Calgary on Friday, September 27. He gave a speech titled “Toward Ecological Futures: Zoo Conservation and Embracing Narratives of Entanglement.” CAZA is committed to the advancement of accredited zoos and aquariums as humane agencies of animal welfare, conservation, science and education.