Linda Kalof

Linda  Kalof
  • Professor
  • Sociology



Dr. Linda Kalof is Professor of Sociology and Founding Director of the interdisciplinary doctoral specialization in Animal Studies ( She has published widely in animal studies, recently edited The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies (Oxford University Press, 2017) and is series editor for The Animal Turn book series (Michigan State University Press). She has received two outstanding scholarship awards (the Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title for A Cultural History of Animals 2008 and the ASA Outstanding Paper Award from the Animals & Society Section 2010) and three outstanding teaching awards (State University of New York, George Mason University, and Michigan State University). She has served on the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council Committee review of the US wild horse and burro management program, the National Institutes of Health Scientific Review panels on Animal Assisted Interventions and Human-Animal Interaction research, and was recently named an Annenberg PetSpace Fellow.  Her current research, illustrating animals in popular science, has received funding from the National Science Foundation.


  • Animal Studies
  • Environment