Paul Waldau is an educator, scholar, and activist working at the intersection of animal studies, law, ethics, religion, and cultural studies. He is an associate professor at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, where he is the senior faculty for the Master of Science program in Anthrozoology.
In spring 2012, Dr. Waldau served as the Barker Visiting Associate Professor on Animal Law at Harvard Law School, where he has taught the “Animal Law” course since 2002. The former director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy, Dr. Waldau taught veterinary ethics and public policy at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine for more than a decade. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford, a J.D. from UCLA Law School, and an M.A. in Religious Studies from Stanford University.
Dr. Waldau has completed five books, the most recent of which are Animal Studies—An Introduction, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2013, and Animal Rights (Oxford University Press, 2011). He is also co-editor of A Communion of Subjects: Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics (Columbia University Press, 2006).
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- Coming Home to Our Animality
A response to "What does it mean to be human?"
Animal Welfare and Conservation: An Essential Connection
From Minding Nature’s April 2011, Volume 4, Number 1 issue.
- Animal Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know
Paul Waldau's book is the most complete, even-handed survey of the animal rights movement available.