Curriculum Vitae

Joanna M. SWABE
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

E-mail: jo@swabe.org

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 7th March 1969


Education and Qualifications

1993-1997

Ph.D. in Social Science
Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Title of Dissertation: The Burden of Beasts: A Historical Sociological Study of Changing Human-Animal Relations and the Rise of the Veterinary Regime. (Promotor Prof. Dr. J. Goudsblom, co-promotor Dr. B. van Heerikhuizen)

1991-1992

M.A. in Sociology (cum laude).
Amsterdam Centre for Comparative European Social Studies (ACCESS), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1987-1990

BSocSc(Hons) Sociology (with first class honours).
Faculty of Economic and Social Studies, University of Manchester, UK.


Employment history

August 2009-present

EU Director
Humane Society International, 30 Station Road, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 3AX, UK

March 2008-August 2009

EU consultant on seals and fur
Humane Society International, 30 Station Road, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 3AX, UK

February 2008-May 2009

Scientific staff member (part-time)
Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation, PO Box 15277, 1001 MG Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

October 2007-November 2007

Translator Dutch-English
Partij voor de Dieren (Party for the Animals), PO Box 16698, 1001 RD Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Project: Translation of electoral programme, book and film script.

August 2004- August 2007

Senior Policy Adviser & International Secretary
Stichting Bont voor Dieren (Fur for Animals), PO Box 92044, 1090 AA Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

September 2000-January 2003

Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Animals and Society, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Utrecht University, Yalelaan 17, 3584 CL Utrecht, The Netherlands

Research Grant: National Research programme Ethics and Policy, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.(NWO). Project Title: Killing Animals.

November 1997-February 2008

Freelance Researcher/writer
Recent Projects: research report on public health and livestock keeping. Commissioned by the Rathenau Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands; historical book on fish preparation and consumption. Commissioned by the Museum Scheveningen, The Netherlands.

April 93-July 1997

Research Fellow (Assistent in Opleiding)
Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, Oude Hoogstraat 24, 1012 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Teaching duties: lecturing, supervising, marking assignments and examination papers of undergraduate level students: sociological research techniques; social theory; social problems and policy in The Netherlands.

1992-present

Freelance proofreader/editor of English language academic texts.

1990-1991

Temporary part-time lecturer in sociology
on first-year undergraduate foundation social science course, Faculty of the Environment, Polytechnic of Central London (now University of Westminster), UK.


Publications

Books

In preparation

Meat the Truth: Essays on Livestock Production, Sustainability and Climate Change (Working title - Editor)

Animal Ambulance: An Ethnographic Study of Human-Animal Relations and Voluntary Work (working title).

2003

Het Doden van Dieren: Maatschappelijke en Ethische Aspecten. Symposium proceedings (co-editors Koolmees, P.A. & L.J.E. Rutgers). Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Press.

1999

Animals, Disease and Human Society: Human-Animal Relations and the Rise of Veterinary Medicine. London: Routledge.

1998

Vis van Zee tot Dis. Toen en nu in het visbedrijf, in het bijzonder in Scheveningen. (co-author: A. van Otterloo). Den Haag: Museum Scheveningen.


Reports

2003

Het doden van gehouden dieren: ja, mits… of nee, tenzij? (Killing Domestic Animals). (co-authors Rutgers, L.J.E. & Noordhuizen-Stassen, E.N.) Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)/ Utrecht University.

2001

Van zaadje tot karbonaadje : betrokkenen over de volksgezondheidsrisicos van de veehouderij. Den Haag: Rathenau Instituut. (with commentary from L.S. Sterrenberg & N.E. van de Poll)


Articles

2005

'Loved to Death: Veterinary Visions of Pet-keeping in Modern Dutch Society'. In Knight, J. (ed) Animals in Person: Cultural Perspectives on Human-Animal Intimacies. London: Berg. pp. 101-118.

'Cultural attitudes towards killing animals'. In de Jonge, F., van den Bos, R., Zwart, H. & Lijmbach, S. (eds) Human-Animal Relationships, Animals in Philosophy and Science Series. Assen: van Gorcum BV. pp. 123-139. (co-authors Rutgers, L.J.E & Noordhuizen-Stassen, N.E.)

2004

'Folklore, Perceptions, Science and Rabies Prevention and Control'. In King, A., Fooks, A.R. Aubert, M. & Wandeler, A. (eds) Historical perspective of Rabies in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin. Paris: OIE World Organisation for Animal Health. pp.311-322.

2002

'De Relatie tussen Mens en Dier in Historisch perspectief (deel 2)' Geschiedenis der Geneeskunde. Nr. 5, Juli 2002.

'De Relatie tussen Mens en Dier in Historisch perspectief (deel 1)' Geschiedenis der Geneeskunde, Nr. 4, Mei 2002

2001

'In het Gezelschap van Dieren'. Diergeneeskundig Memorandum. Jaargang No. 3, September 2001. (Special edition on the human-animal relationship.)

2000

'Human Social Evolution and Animal Exploitation through Artificial Selection'. In Goudsblom, J. & Wilterdink, N. (eds) Sociale Evolutie. Groningen: Wolters Noordhoff (Special Edition, Amsterdams Sociologisch Tijdschrift). pp. 55-81.

'Veterinary Dilemmas: Ambivalence and Ambiguity in Human-Animal Interaction'. In Podberscek, A.L., Paul, E. & Serpell, J.A.(eds)Companion Animals and Us: Exploring the Relationships between People and Pets. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp.292-312.

1998

'De Relatie tussen Mensen en andere Dieren'. Athanaeum Illustre: Kwartaalschrift van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, March 1998.

1997

'De Verleiding van de Lange-termijn'. In Wilterdink, N., Heilbron, J. & Swaan, B. de. (eds) Alles Verandert: Opstellen voor en over J. Goudsblom. Amsterdam: Meulenhoff.

1996

'The Year of the Cow'. International Society for Anthrozoology Newsletter. No.12, November 1996.

`Animals, Disease and Human Social Life: The Human-Animal Relationship Reconsidered'. In Onderzoek: Jaarboek 1996 van de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Vossiuspers AUP.

`Dieren als een Natuurlijke Hulpbron: Ambivalentie in de Relatie tussen Mens en Dier, binnen en buiten de Veterinaire Praktijk' (Animals as a Natural Resource: Ambivalence in the Human-Animal Relationship and Veterinary Practice). In Heerikhuizen, B. van, Kruithof, B., Schmidt, C. & Tellegen, E. (eds) Milieu als Mensenwerk. Groningen: Wolters-Noordhof. (Speciale Editie Amsterdams Sociologisch Tijdschrift, 23:1, June 1996.)

`Koeienziekte is Prijs van Domesticatie.' (Mad Cow Disease: the Price of Domestication). NRC Handelsblad 1st April 1996, p.7.

1994

`Preserving the Emotional Order: The Display and Management of Emotion in Veterinary Interaction.' Psychologie en Maatschappij. 68:3, pp.248-260.


Book Reviews

Forthcoming

Review of Arluke, A. (2004) Brute Force. Purdue Press In Anthrozoös

2004

Review of Alger, J.A. & Alger, S. F. (2003) 'Cat Culture: The Social World of a Cat Shelter'. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Anthrozoös.

2002

Review of Munro, L. (2001) 'Compassionate Beasts: The Quest for Animal Rights.' Westport, Connecticut: Praeger. Society & Animals. Vol 10, No. 3, pp. 322-324.

2001

Review of Franklin, A. (1999) 'Animals and Modern Cultures: A Sociology of Human-Animal Relations in Modernity.' London: Sage. In Anthrozoös, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 50-52.

Published Interviews

2003

Anthrozoological Visions: An interview with Anthony Podberscek, ISAZ Newsletter, November 2003.

2002

An interview with Lynette Hart, ISAZ Newsletter, December 2002.

An interview with Dennis C. Turner. ISAZ Newsletter, May 2002.

2001

Anthrozoological Visions: An interview with James Serpell. ISAZ Newsletter, November 2001.

Anthrozoological Visions: An interview with Hal Herzog. ISAZ Newsletter, November 2001.

Anthrozoological Visions: An interview with Erika Friedmann. ISAZ Newsletter, May 2001

2000

Anthrozoological Visions: An interview with Bernard E. Rollin. ISAZ Newsletter, July 2000

Anthrozoological Visions: An interview with Bruce Fogle. ISAZ Newsletter, November 2000


Conference Presentations and Participation

2008

Dr. Vlimmen onder vuur? De veranderende rol en positie van de dierenarts in de samenleving. Symposium Diergeneeskundige Studenten Kring, 16th januari 2008.

Elderly pets, elderly owners: Exploring the social and ethical aspects of pet ownership and veterinary intervention. Canifelis 2008. Belgium International Congress of Small Animal Veterinarians. Liege, 12th & 13th January 2008

2006

Seals, Fish or Swimming Cockroaches? Exploring the Discourse on Commercial Seal Hunting. ISAZ 2006 conference, Barcelona 4th-5th October 2006.

2004

Exploring Cultural Attitudes to Killing Animals. 10th International Conference on Human-Animal Interactions, Glasgow, Scotland, 6th-9th October 2004.

Why Killing Healthy Livestock is Morally Problematic. 5th congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics (EurSafe2004) Leuven, Belgium. 2nd-4th September 2004.

2003

Invited guest colloquium on the historical relationship between animals, disease and society, Yale Program in Agrarian Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, 14th November 2003.

2002

De rol van het kleine huisdier in onze moderne samenleving. Landelijke Stichting Ouderen en Huisdieren Conferentie 2002 'Minder Eenzaam met een Huisdier?', Bunnik, The Netherlands, 8th November 2002.

De relatie tussen mensen en andere dieren. Nederlandse Vereniging voor Kriminologie (NVK) studiemiddag 'Dieren in de criminologie', Utrecht, The Netherlands, 4th October 2002.

Cultural Attitudes Towards and Moral Justifications for Killing Animals. Poster presentation, ISAZ 2002 conference 'Animal Arenas', UCL, London, UK, 21st-22nd August 2002.

Presentatie van onderzoek over het doden van dieren. Symposium 'Het Doden van Dieren: Maatschappelijke en Ethische Aspecten, Gaarderen, The Netherlands, 18th June 2002

De Last der Dieren, Openbare Lezing Studium Generale, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands , 11th March 2002.

2001

Killing Animals: An Interdisciplinary Investigation into Cultural Attitudes and Moral Justifications. ISAZ 2001 conference, 'Human-Animal Conflict: Exploring the Relationships with Conflict between Humans and Other Animals', University of California, Davis, USA. August 3-4, 2001.

Rats of the Sky: The Aetiology of an Urban Conflict between People and Pigeons. ISAZ 2001 conference, 'Human-Animal Conflict: Exploring the Relationships with Conflict between Humans and Other Animals', University of California, Davis, USA. August 3-4, 2001.

2000

Animal Health and Veterinary Medicine in the Twentieth Century. Wellcome Trust Business Archives Symposium on the History of Veterinary Medicine, London Zoo, London, UK. 8th September 2000.

At the Sharp End: The Everyday Experience of Animal Welfare Issues within an Animal Ambulance Service. Paper presented at ISAZ 2000 conference 'Issues in Companion Animal Welfare', Amsterdam, The Netherlands 26th April 2000.

1999

From the Cradle to the Table: Exploring the Role of the Veterinary Regime in Food Production. Paper presented at the Spring 1999 conference of the Society for the Social History of Medicine: 'Science, Medicine and Food Policy in the Twentieth Century' University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Exploring People-Pet Relations: The Impact of Pet-keeping on Human and Animal Health. Paper presented at the Pfizer internal conference on companion animals. Canterbury, Kent, UK. 14th-15th March 1999.

1998

Van Bucolische Idylle tot Nare Droom? De Naoorlogse Omtovering van de Nederlandse Veehouderij (From a Bucolic Paradise to a Bad Dream? The Post-war Transformation of Dutch Livestock Farming). Paper presented at the Sociaal-wetenschappelijke Studiedagen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 16th-17th 1998.

Domestication, Dependency and Disease. Public lecture given in the University of Amsterdam Series, 'Hugo de Vries: De Nederlandse Darwin'. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 14th April 1998.

1997

De Last der Dieren. Lecture given at the Autumn meeting of the Veterinair Historisch Genootschap, AMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 11th November 1998.

Human Animal Relations and the Rise of the Veterinary Regime. Paper presented at GEWINA (Geschiedenis der Geneeskunde, Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Techniek) meeting on 'Animals in Science', 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.

World Congress on Food Hygiene: 'Healthy animals - Healthy Food - Healthy Consumers'. The Hague, The Netherlands, 24th-29th August.

Food for Thought? Some Reflections on the Impact of Intensive Livestock Production. Paper presented at ISAZ 97 conference, Boston, USA (July).

Animals, Disease and Human Social Life: The Human-Animal Relationship Reconsidered. Paper presented at the Nederlandse Sociogische Vereniging Marktdag 1997, Utrecht, The Netherlands (May).

1996

Veterinary Dilemmas: Ambivalence and Ambiguity in Human-Animal Interaction. Paper presented at International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ '96) conference on 'The Animal Contract', Downing College, Cambridge University, UK, (July)

1995

`Intimacy and Exploitation: The Consequences of Animal Domestication'. Paper Presented at the International Society for Anthrozoology Symposium on `Cultural and Historical Perspectives on Human-Animal Interactions'. Geneva, Switzerland (September).

`Mad Dogs and Englishmen: A Tale of Humans, Hounds and Hydrophobia in Nineteenth Century Britain'. Paper presented at the Human Processes and Figurations Sessions, British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Leicester, UK, (April).

1994

`The Socialisation of Nature: A Problem of Modernity?' Paper Presented at University of Sussex conference `Nature and Human Nature'. Isle of Thorns, Sussex, UK (November).

31st World Vegetarian Congress, The Hague, The Netherlands (August)

`Preserving the Emotional Order: The Display and Management of Emotion in Veterinary Interaction.' Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Session on Doctor-Patient Interaction, XIII World Congress of Sociology, Bielefeld, Germany (July). An earlier version of this paper was also presented at the Sixth Social Science Study Sessions, Free University, Amsterdam (April).

1993

International Society for Anthrozoology Conference on 'Medical, Social and Psychological Aspects of Human-Animal Interactions'. Utrecht, The Netherlands (September)

26th International Congress on the History of Veterinary Medicine. Amserfoort/Utrecht, The Netherlands (June).



Additional Academic Activities

2001-2002: Joint organiser of the symposium 'Het Doden van Dieren: Maatschappelijke en Ethische Aspecten' held at Gaarderen, The Netherlands, 18th June 2002. 175 participants, co-editor of proceedings published by Wageningen Academic Press.

2000-2001: Webmaster of the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine site

1999-2003: Editor of the bi-annual newsletter of the International Society for Anthrozoology.
Council member and officer of the International Society for Anthrozoology

1999-present: Member of Anthrozoös Editorial Advisory Board

1996-2009: Founder & webmaster of Humans and Other Animals Internet site

1993-1999: Participant in Dissertation discussion group, Amsterdam School of Social Science Research.