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Welcoming Juno Salazar Parreñas to the KLI

We are very happy to have Juno Salazar Parreñas with us at the KLI.

Juno is an Associate Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Feminist Gender and Sexuality Studies at Cornell University (USA). She is the author of Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation, which received the 2019 Michelle Rosaldo Book Prize from the Association of Feminist Anthropology.

During her stay at the KLI, Juno will be working on her second single author book, tentatively titled Short Stories, Long Lives: Animal Retirement on an Overworked Planet. The book project is about the problem of climate breakdown as imposed on animals that are valued for their use as cultural icons, namely repatriated lions in South Africa, a geriatric polar bear in tropical world-famous Singapore Zoo, and dairy cows in lowland Germany and the Austrian alps. The book project extends debates in social theory and feminist theory on labor into the fields of environmental studies and nonhuman animal studies. It is poised to make a theoretical contribution that recognizes how animals are subjected to human social and ecological inequalities.

Juno will also be giving a KLI Colloquium talk titled "Co(w)-Evolution: Dairying from the Holocene to the Anthropocene in German Speaking Europe" on 6 June.

Juno will be with us at the KLI from 29 May - 30 June.

Here's wishing Juno a fruitful and enjoyable stay at the KLI !