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MemberEmma Herbert-Davies

…@Horsesinhistory…

I am currently completing an MA in Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds. My undergraduate dissertation explored how horses were used in manuscript art to reflect the status and gender of their riders. My master’s dissertation carries on the equine theme through a study of violence and injury to horses in medieval tournaments. I will begin my PhD in September and my thesis will be based on researching the equestrian equipment used in tournaments and warfare, with a focus on horse armour. My supervisors will be Dr Alan Murray (University of Leeds) and Dr Karen Watts (Royal Armouries, Leeds). I have ridden, trained and competed horses for most of my life and also have a keen interest in numismatics, having spent much of my undergraduate time cataloging and digitising the University of Leeds coin collections (@winchestercoins).  

MemberKatrin Boniface

… Horsepower,” Adv.: Dr. Mark Arvanigian
MA, Medieval Europe

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, May 2013
“Horses & Status in Late Medieval Europe,” Adv: Dr. Sara Lipton

Meredith Manor Int’l Equestrian Centre, Waverl…

Kat Boniface is a PhD student at the University of California, Riverside, studying horses and horsemanship in early modern Europe. She earned her MA in medieval history, with Distinction, from California State University, Fresno in 2015. Her Master’s thesis was on the social symbolism of the horse, and the disconnect from its practical value that developed in the late middle ages. She graduated from Stony Brook University, in New York, in 2013 with honors in history and a second major in English, both focusing on medieval Europe. She is the founder and current President of the Equine History Collective. Prior to returning to academics, she earned a trade degree in horse training from Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre, along with a teaching certification, and ran an equine program in Maryland. Current research areas include medieval and early modern equine nutrition, changing definitions of “humane” treatment in animal training, and genetic history. Her dissertation, “Manufacturing the Horse,” examines how the heritability of traits in livestock was understood prior to Mendel and Darwin.

MemberChristoph Lange

…Genealogies and Tribal Histories of Arabian horses – A Comparative Network Analysis of the Transcultural Milieu of Arab and Western breeders, traders and enthusiasts of the Arabian Horse. | Or: Breeding Arabian Horses. Circulation, Certif…

I studied from 2004–2011 Social Anthropology and Middle East Studies at the University of Leipzig. With my first travels to Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, I set my research focus on the Levant region within the Arab Middle East. From 2008–2012 I worked for the German state-funded Collaborative Research Center CRC 586 „Difference and Integration“ at the universities of Leipzig and Halle/Lutherstadt Wittenberg where I conducted my first ethnographic research about Bedouin representations in Syrian television dramas and Arab media discourses about authenticity. Since 2014 I am working as a doctoral researcher at the Research Lab “Transformations of Life” at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne. My actual PhD-research project is about the breeding, standardization and circulation of Arabian purebred horses with an ethnographic focus on Egypt and Arab actors within the global breeding industry.

MemberJeannette Vaught

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“Is it Sex if the Veterinarian Does the Work? The Problem of Pleasure in Multispecies Sexual Labor,” in Horses and Power, ed. Angela Hofstetter and Gala Argent, Oxford University Press (under review).

 

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…ection in Jazz Age Philadelphia. American Quarterly vol. 65, no. 3: 575-594. September 2013.  Find in CORE.

“Dead Horses.” The End of Austin, Issue 5.  Find here.

“Animal Sex Work.” CASTAC (Committee on the Anthropology of S…

I am a Lecturer in Liberal Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Cal State-LA, where I teach courses on interdisciplinary research and writing, and science studies. My research background and publications are interdisciplinary as well.  I write about agriculture, animals, and science in mostly equine contexts.  I am also currently writing Locust for Reaktion Books’ Animal Series, which is agricultural and scientific/technological history of the non-mammalian bent. I also host a podcast!  It’s called The Range.  It is produced by me and Foodways Texas in Austin, and its little sweet episodes about Texas food and agricultural history are available on iTunes. And, I write for food publications about food history, logistics, and cultures, with a particular focus on animal, agricultural, and science topics.  Check out my latest here. Interdisciplinarity rules my personal interests as well: I am a horse crazy, greyhound-loving succulent enthusiast. I recently relocated from Austin, TX to Long Beach, CA.  

MemberChristopher Pexa

Christopher Pexa specializes in 19th and 20th century Native American and U.S. literatures, Native American studies, and settler colonial studies, with an emphasis on questions of indigenous ethics, sovereignty, and nationalism. He is completing a book, under contract with University of Minnesota Press, entitled Translated Nation: Rewriting the Dakota Oyate, that explores the ambivalent ways in which allotment-era Dakota authors played to white regimes of legibility while at the same time honoring tribal common sense and producing a contemporary Dakota nationhood. Pexa’s essays have appeared or are forthcoming in PMLA, čazo Ša Review, SAIL, and MELUS. He is also a published poet and is currently working on a book of prose poetry, entitled Throne of Horses, about the afterlives of Indian boarding schools.