The Working Group on Animals in the Law and Humanities will discuss Robyn Hederman's paper, "Women, Madness, Physicians, and the Anti-Vivisection Controversy in America" on Tuesday November 14 from 4-5pm via Zoom. Please contact Angela Fernandez (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Krystal-Anne Roussel (email@example.com) for a copy of the paper to read in advance and the Zoom link.
Robyn Hederman, JD, is an Associate Court Attorney for a New York State Supreme Court and a fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. She is the Co-Chair of the Animal Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She has a Master of Arts in History and is a member of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. Her publications include “Gender and the Animal Experiments Controversy in Nineteenth-Century America,” in A. Linzey and C. Linzey eds., The Ethical Case Against Animal Experiments (University of Illinois Press, 2018); “The Cost of Cruelty: Henry Bergh and the Abattoirs” in A. Linzey and C. Linzey eds., Ethical Vegetarianism and Veganism (Routledge, 2019); “The Gallinger Bill, A Bill to Regulate Animal Experimentation in the District of Columbia: Forerunner of the 1966 Laboratory Animal Welfare Act,” in in A. Linzey and Clair Linzey eds., Animal Ethics and Animal Law (Lexington Books, 2022); “Elizabeth Stuart Phelps: Writer and Reformer,” in A. Linzey and Clair Linzey eds., Animal Theologians (Oxford University Press, 2023); “The Nineteenth-Century Boycott against Feathered Hats,” in A. Linzey and C. Linzey eds., The Ethics of Fur: Religious, Cultural, and Legal Perspectives (Lexington Books, 2023).