Thesis: '"Where the wild things are": An Animal and Environmental History of the Bristol Zoological Gardens 1835 - c. 2011'
My work principally explores the myriad relationships, both material and imagined, between humans and other animals. My thesis centres upon the complexity of these interactions, the definition of 'human' in the face of 'the animal' and challenges the notion of total human domination of animals in the Zoo space. Work on animals stems from a broader interest in environmental history.
'The Illustrious Stranger: Hippomania and the Nature of the Exotic', Anthrozoos, published online January 2013
'Science, Stars and Sustenance: Animal Acquisitions at the Bristol Zoo, 1836-c. 1970' in William Beinart, Karen Middleton and Simon Pooley (eds.), Wild Things: Nature and the Social Imagination (forthcoming 2013)