Representing Animal-Others in Educational Research


  • Gail Janine Kuhl Lakehead University


This paper encourages environmental and humane education scholars to consider the ethical implications of how nonhuman animals are represented in research. I argue that research representations of animals can work to either break down processes of "othering," or reinforce them. I explore various options for representing other animals, including concrete examples demonstrating some researchers' methodological and representation choices (including my own). Finally, I consider questions pertaining to evaluating the quality and effectiveness of alternative and less common forms of representation.

Author Biography

Gail Janine Kuhl, Lakehead University

PhD Student Faculty of Education Lakehead University