Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond

Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond is Associate Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and Luso-Brazilian Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Her publications on Critical Animal Studies and the legacies of African enslavement include “Haunting Pigs, Swimming Jaguars: Mourning, Animals and Ayahuasca”(2019), “Akbar Stole My Heart: Coming Out as an Animalist” (2013), and White Negritude: Race, Writing and Brazilian Cultural Identity (2008). Her current book project, “Home Sick,” blends theory with creative nonfiction to meditate on grief, end of life, the medical-industrial complex, Islamophobia and the commodification of (human and nonhuman) animals.

Whips, Drones, Donkeys and the Future of Resistance: a Lesson from Saeed Al-Err

“Animals” Under Siege in Gaza: an Open Letter to Decolonial Thinkers

Why You Shouldn’t Laugh Off Rebellious Orcas and Sea Otters Too Quickly

New York Court of Appeals to Consider Animal Personhood as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Tweets About Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “Dying Like a Dog” are no Joking Matter

Horses and Humans: On and Off the Track

Hurricane Florence and 9.7 Million Pigs

Aretha’s Furs and PETA’s White Privilege

Orcas and Other-Than-Human Grief

Slaughterhouse Breaks: Fugitive Cattle from the Burroughs

The Crazy Cat Lady Speaks

Women on the Move: Can Three Women and a Truck Quell the Tide of Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse?