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Matthew Chrulew

Matthew Chrulew

Matthew Chrulew is a research fellow in the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University. His current work focuses on the history and philosophy of ethology, zoo biology, and conservation biology. Recent publications include the edited collections Extinction Studies: Stories of Time, Death and Generations (Columbia University Press, 2017, with Deborah Bird Rose and Thom van Dooren), Foucault and Animals (Brill, 2016, with Dinesh Wadiwel), and Animals in the Anthropocene (Sydney University Press, 2015, with the HARN collective). He was Associate Editor of Environmental Humanities journal from 2012–17.

Matthew Chrulew reviews 'Zoo Ethics: The challenges of compassionate conservation' by Jenny Gray

October 2017, no. 395 28 September 2017
Zoological gardens are conflicted institutions. They provide a miraculous opportunity for close-ups with exotic and native animals one might never otherwise encounter. Yet they do so by keeping those very animals captive. The creaturely contact that zoos hope and claim can help transform citizens into advocates for animals and the environment is discomfited, if not entirely undermined, by the fact ... (read more)