Margo DeMello

Adjunct Professor

PhD University of California - Davis
MA University of California - Davis
BA University of California - Berkeley

Margo DeMello received her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from U.C. Davis in 1995, and is the Program Director for Human-Animal Studies at Animals & Society Institute. She teaches Cross-Cultural Anthrozoology, Animals and Popular Culture, Critical Animal Studies, and Animal Protection as a Social Movement.  She frequently writes about rabbits; most recently she conducted a short research project with the feral rabbits of Okunoshima in Japan.


Forthcoming. Online Animal (Auto-) Biographies: What does it mean when we “give animals a voice?” In Animal Biographies: Reframing Animal Lives, Andre Krebber and Mieke Roscher, eds.

Forthcoming. The Rabbits of Okunoshima: How feral rabbits alter space, create relationships, and communicate with people and each other. In Texts, Animals and Environments, Frederike Middelhoff, ed.

2016. Mourning Animals: Rituals and Practices Surrounding Animal Death. (Ed.) Ann Arbor: Michigan State University.

2014. Body Studies: An Introduction. London: Routledge.

2012. Speaking for Animals: Animal Autobiographical Writing. (Ed.) New York: Routledge.

2012. Animals and Society: An Introduction.  New York: Columbia University Press.