Jodey Castricano

Dr. Jodey Castricano is one of the lead researchers in the Post-Anthropocentrism & Critical Animal Studies Research Group (PACAS), a collaborative project between UBC Okanagan and the University of Exeter, supported by a UBC Okanagan-Exeter Excellence Catalyst Grant. PACAS is a network of activists, scholars, artists and writers who are invested in anti-speciesist and social justice research that advances human knowledge to improve nonhuman animal lives. Their research promotes the immediate and long-term societal changes needed to end our rapid killing of billions of nonhuman animals and the environment. They have published three books on the issues germane to critical animal studies: Animal Subjects: An Ethical Reader in a Posthuman World, (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008) and Animal Subjects 2.0 (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016), and Gothic Metaphysics: From Alchemy to the Anthropocene (2021 University of Wales Press).



  • Out of Bounds: An Oral History.

    Karis Shearer talks with poet-professor Jodey Castricano about “Out of Bounds,” their creative work that recalls their experience in Oakalla and Maple Ridge prisons where they were serving for civil disobedience for blocking logging roads in Sulphur Pass in 1989.

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  • At What Point Did This All Begin?

    Jodey Castricano talks with Karis Shearer about their work as a student at SFU transcribing the “Duende, Muse, and Angel” session tape from the 1963 Poetry Conference. They read aloud a 1987 letter Jodey and Peggy Gersbrecht sent to Warren Tallman at SUNY Buffalo and talk about the spectral return of the archive.

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    Jodey Castricano at their desk


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