Animal Politics provides a forum for critical animal studies scholarship that is grounded in and expands political and critical theory. Our understanding of "politics" is expansive, embracing work across disciplines and scales, including but also reaching beyond institutional, cultural, and relational dimensions of politics. The editors are especially interested in the work of critical animal studies scholars that is intersectional in approach, or that puts considerations of animals as political subjects in conversation with critical race and ethnicity studies, anti-colonialism and Indigenous studies, gender and sexuality studies, feminist and queer theory, critical disability and mad studies, labour, and critical poverty studies.
Established in 2013 as Animal Publics, the series title change to Animal Politics in 2023 marks the beginning of a new phase and collective of editors, but continues the commitment to publish pioneering political and theoretical work in critical animal studies. While the focus of Animal Politics remains very much on animals, the editors welcome works that put critical animal studies in dialogue with critical plant, ecosystem or environmental studies and other approaches to multispecies justice. In this context, multispecies justice refers to the dismantling of structures and logics of oppression that cut across species or typological categories, and to strivings for animal and ecological flourishing. This series is offered as a venue for cutting-edge research across disciplines that engage with the political positioning of animals.