Humane Jobs

Working for Human and Animal Wellbeing


Kendra Coulter is associate professor in the Department of Labour Studies and Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence at Brock University, Canada. She is also a member of The Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.  She is recognized globally as a path-making analyst of labour involving animals and of horse work, politics, and cultures. Dr. Coulter developed and teaches the unique course Animals at Work.

An award-winning author and frequent media commentator, her latest book is  Animals, Work, and the Promise of Interspecies Solidarity.

Read Dr. Susanna Hedenborg’s review of the book here.

See Dr. Lynda Birke’s review of the book here.

Author royalties from the sale of this book support the Promise Prize for Top Achievement in the Study of Animals at Work.

Dr. Coulter is currently leading a project to conceptualize and promote the concept of humane jobs. This innovative multi-year study is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Dr. Coulter’s political economic vision for humane jobs is available here.

Dr. Coulter’s article on animals and care work published in Studies in Social Justice can be read here.

Many other publications are available here.

Students who would like to study animals, work, and humane jobs at the undergraduate or graduate level are encouraged to get in touch, as are other researchers, worker and/or animal advocates, policy makers, members of the media, and any other interested people.

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