Welcome to the Australasian Animal Studies Association website

The Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA) was formed in 2005 by a group working in the emergent field of Animal Studies (alternatively Human Animal Studies).  As an International body, AASA brings together writers, thinkers and researchers from across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region to foster collaborations, organise events for the dissemination of current research and projects, and to provide information regarding research fellowships, awards, grants and scholarships for Animal studies scholars and students.

The AASA is active in organising and sponsoring seminars, symposiums and research workshops and has to date hosted six large conferences.  We are pleased to announce that the next AASA conference  ‘Animal Intersections’ will be hosted by the University of Adelaide, 3-5 July 2017.  More information will be provided soon.

In the last few years, the AASA has grown considerably and our members, our bulletin and our Journal  are testament to the dynamism of the field and the research and new thinking it is producing.   Members of the AASA receive a monthly e-bulletin Animail featuring book reviews, member profiles and animal studies news.   You can also follow us on facebook.

Banner Image Acknowledgements:
Domestic Animals (Scholarly Explanation), 2008 giclee print and ink on hanemuller photo rag paper 80 x 130cm courtesy Yvette Watt

Elephant Seal and King Penguins courtesy Elizabeth Leane
A family and their pets pose on the front verandah ca 1905 courtesy State Library of Western Australia, image no.