While the number and size of our teams ebbs and flows with varied projects, active collaborators include approximately 20 scholars drawn from internationally recognized universities and organizations. They include:
Kristin L. Stewart, JD, PhDTreasurer of the Board
Kris explores boundaries and bridges at the intersection of people, animals, and nature, particularly through teaching and writing about animals and spirituality, animal ethics, and animal law and policy.
For Kris, working to better understand people, animals, and nature means taking our interdependence seriously, which is a both-and endeavor. It’s intellectual and emotional; theoretical and practical. It engages science and ethics. It calls us to examine how and why we care for individuals and communities. Kris will be the first to recognize that such an approach is often messy, sometimes confronting, and always evolving. Which is why she invites us to embrace courage, kindness, openness, and humility as we think together about our relationships with other animals and the natural world.
Kris teaches in the Anthrozoology Master’s Program at Canisius College. She is also an attorney, an ordained interfaith minister, a board member of Animals & Society Institute, and a founding board member of PAN Works, an independent non-partisan think-tank dedicated to the wellbeing of animals.