An Independent Scholar in Animal Rights

This includes acting as a bridge between the animal rights movement and the academic field of human-animal studies in the humanities and social sciences.

I serve on the volunteer board of the Culture & Animals Foundation, co-founded the Animals and Society Institute, and was the volunteer executive director of Minding Animals International.

I have contributed to several academic anthologies about Topsy, animal biography, and movement strategy.

Selected Published Work

Kim Stallwood

• ‘A Felicitous Day for Fish’ in Brigid Brophy–Avant-garde Writer, Critic, Activist edited by Richard Canning and Gerri Kimber (Edinburgh University Press, 2020)

• ‘Topsy: The Elephant We Must Never Forget’ in Animal Biography: Re-framing Animal Lives edited by André Krebber and Mieke Roscher (Palgrave, 2018)

• ‘Are We Smart Enough to Know When to Take the Political Turn for Animals?’ in Ethical and Political Approaches to Nonhuman Animal Issues edited by Gabriel Garmendia da Trindade & Andrew Woodhall (Palgrave, 2017)

• ‘For All Regardless of Species’ in Satya: The Long View—A reflection on over two decades of activism and where we go from here edited by Sangamithra Iyer (Satya, 2016)

• ‘Animal Rights: Moral Crusade or Social Movement?’ in Thinking The Unthinkable: New Readings in Critical Animal Studies edited by John Sorenson (Canadian Scholars Press, 2014)

• ‘On Recognizing Interconnections’ in Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth edited by Carol J. Adams and Lori Gruen (Bloomsbury, 2014)

• ‘The Politics of Animal Rights Advocacy’ in Relations: Beyond Anthropocentrism (Edizioni Universitaire di Lettere Economia Diritto S.r.l, 2013). Also served as Guest Editor.

• Author of the narrative that went with the art by Sue Coe about ‘Topsy, An Elephant Never Forgets’ in Blab! Vol. 18 (Fantagraphics Books, 2007)

• ‘A Personal Overview of Direct Action in the United Kingdom and the United States’ in Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? — Reflections on the Liberation of Animals edited by Steven Best and Anthony J. Nocella (Lantern, 2003)

• ‘Utopian Visions and Pragmatic Politics: Challenging the Foundations of Speciesism and Misothery’ in Animal Rights: the Changing Debate edited by Robert Garner (Macmillan, 1996)

• ‘The Animal Rights Movement Must Be Politically Pragmatic’ in Animal Rights: Opposing Viewpoints edited by Andrew Harnack (Greenhaven Press, 1996)