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Notes on Contributors

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 April 2022

Lori Gruen
Wesleyan University, Connecticut
Justin Marceau
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Carceral Logics
Human Incarceration and Animal Captivity
, pp. ix - xii
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022
  • Vikram David Amar is Dean and Iwan Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law.

  • Ashley N. Beck has been a Deputy District Attorney at the Denver District Attorney’s Office in Denver, Colorado, since 2013. During this period, she has held positions in a variety of units within the office, to include county court, the juvenile unit, drug court, district court, and the family violence unit. Since 2018 she has also been the office’s primary point of contact for all animal cruelty offenses. In this role, she collaborates with the Denver Police Department and Denver Animal Protection in order to ensure these cases are investigated, filed, and appropriately prosecuted. She routinely provides training opportunities for law enforcement and her peers on the topic of animal cruelty and has partnered with the Humane Society of the United State to conduct webinars and animal cruelty investigations and prosecutions. Outside of the office, Ms. Beck sits on the Board of Directors for the Animal Assistance Foundation and also serves on the Colorado POST Board. She holds a dual BA degree in political science and Spanish from the University of Portland and a Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado Law School.

  • Marc Bekoff, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has published more than thirty books, the latest being A Dog’s World: Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World without Humans, and writes regularly for Psychology Today about animal emotions and compassionate conservation. His homepage is

  • Jennifer M. Chacón is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and essays on immigration, criminal law, constitutional law, and citizenship issues. She is a past chair of the American Association of Law School’s Section on Immigration. She is a member of the American Law Institute, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Committee, and the American Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors.

  • Alan K. Chen is the Thompson G. Marsh Law Alumni Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he teaches and writes about American constitutional law and engages in public interest litigation.

  • Richard L. Cupp, Jr., serves as the John W. Wade Professor of Law at Caruso Pepperdine School of Law. He is an animal welfare advocate who has published several scholarly articles that address evolving legal protection of animals and animals’ appropriate legal status.

  • Maneesha Deckha is Professor and Lansdowne Chair in Law at the University of Victoria. Her research interests include critical animal law, postcolonial theory, feminist theory, health law, and reproductive law and policy. Her scholarship has appeared in multiple venues and has been supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She has also held the Fulbright Visiting Chair in Law and Society at New York University. She is the author of Animals as Legal Beings: Contesting Anthropocentric Legal Orders (University of Toronto Press), and is a graduate of McGill University, the University of Toronto, and Columbia University.

  • Jessica Eisen is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. Her research interests include animal law, constitutional and comparative constitutional law, and feminist and critical legal theory.

  • Pamela D. Frasch is the Brooks McCormick Jr. Scholar of Animal Law and Policy at Lewis & Clark Law School. She founded the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark in 2008; held the first-ever Animal Law Dean position from 2010 to 2020; and previously served as General Counsel for the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Pamela cowrote the first legal casebook on Animal Law, now in its 6th edition, (Animal Law Cases & Materials, Carolina Academic Press, 2019), and Animal Law in a Nutshell, now in its 3rd edition (West Academic, 2020). A frequent writer and speaker on animal law and animal law education, she has traveled to multiple countries around the world to provide expertise and support to those seeking to establish animal law in academia. Among other honors, Pamela is the inaugural recipient of the AALS Excellence in Animal Law: Scholarship-Teaching-Service Award.

  • Aya Gruber is the Ira C. Rothgerber Professor of Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice at the University of Colorado Law School and the author of The Feminist War on Crime: The Unexpected Role of Women’s Liberation in Mass Incarceration.

  • Lori Gruen is the William Griffin Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University where she also coordinates Wesleyan Animal Studies. She is the author or editor of fifteen books and dozens of chapters and articles. She works at the intersection of practical ethics and political philosophy. She is the inaugural Research Fellow for the Brooks Institute for Animal Law and Policy. Gruen is a founding faculty member of the Center for Prison Education at Wesleyan. She has taught incarcerated students at Bayview Correctional Facility, a women’s prison in Chelsea, NY (now closed); the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, CT, when it was a women’s prison; and Cheshire Correctional Institution in Cheshire, CT, a maximum security men’s prison and York Correctional Institution, a woman’s prison. Her website is

  • Sam Kamin is a Professor of Law at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. Holding both a JD and a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley as well as a BA, summa cum laude, from Amherst College, Professor Kamin’s research interests include criminal procedure, death penalty jurisprudence, federal courts, and constitutional remedies.

  • Tamara L. Kuennen is Professor of Law in the Civil Litigation Clinic at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she supervises students who represent survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in obtaining civil protection orders, low-income tenants in defending against evictions, and immigrant day laborers who are unpaid for their work. She frequently trains judges as a consulting faculty member for the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence, a partnership of the US Department of Justice Office on Violence against Women, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and Futures Without Violence. Tamara’s scholarship focuses on how the law could more adequately meet the needs of survivors of domestic violence.

  • Douglas A. Kysar is the Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director of the Law, Ethics, and Animals Program at Yale University.

  • Benjamin Levin is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School, where he teaches criminal law and procedure.

  • Justin Marceau is a Professor of Law, the Brooks Institute Faculty Research Scholar of Animal Law and Policy, the Faculty Director of the Animal Law Program at University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He served as an inaugural member of the Governor’s Council for Animal Protection in Colorado, as a member of an oversight committee for the Colorado Bureau of Animal Protection, and on the board of directors for a leading farm sanctuary. He has litigated a variety of animal protection issues, including constitutional challenges to Ag-Gag laws and civil rights cases involving dogs. He is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Justice for Animals Award. He is a member of the American Law Institute, and a frequent peer reviewer for a variety of publications. In 2019 he published his first book, Beyond Cages.

  • Kelly Struthers Montford is Assistant Professor of Criminology at Ryerson University (currently undergoing renaming). She is the coeditor of three volumes spanning colonialism, animality, and the carceral and her work appears in philosophy, legal, law, and animal studies journals.

  • Karen M. Morin is Professor of Geography at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She is author of Carceral Space, Prisoners and Animals (2018), among other books.

  • David N. Pellow is the Dehlsen Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Global Environmental Justice Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His teaching, research, and activism focus on environmental, climate, and multispecies justice in the United States and globally.

  • Jessica Pierce is a bioethicist and Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Her books include The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the Ends of Their Lives and Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets.

  • Will Potter is an investigative journalist, author, and leading international voice challenging the erosion of civil liberties in the name of fighting “terrorism.” His book, Green Is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement under Siege, exposed the criminalization of nonviolent protest groups by the FBI, and was awarded a Kirkus Star for “remarkable merit.” He has been invited to speak about counterterrorism policies and political repression before the US Congress and meetings of the Australian Parliament and Council of Europe.

  • Paula Tarankow is a consultant and historian who specializes in nineteenth-century US history, animal studies, and race. Her research explores how the memory of slavery defined the culture of animal protection in post–Civil War America.

  • Delcianna J. Winders is a Professor at Vermont Law School, where she directs the Animal Law Program.

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