New York University’s Department of Environmental Studies will host a series of presentations on factory farming and its larger implications on Fri., Feb. 21.

New York University’s Department of Environmental Studies will host a series of presentations on factory farming and its larger implications on Fri., Feb. 21, 1-6 p.m., at NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, 100 Washington Square East (enter at 32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place [wheelchair accessible]).

Factory farming has come under increasing scrutiny, with its critics alleging it causes harm to humans, animals, and the environment. However, global support for factory farming is increasing, not decreasing, over time.

The event will feature five award-winning presentations from early-career scholars working on topics related to factory farming. The presentations will cover a wide range of areas—including production, consumption, and policy—from several disciplinary perspectives, including the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The day will also feature Timothy Pachirat, associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and author of Every Twelve Seconds, who will deliver the keynote address, “Our Own Souls to Damn: Scapegoating and Complicity in Industrialized Animal Agriculture.”

Other speakers and presentations include the following:

  • Lingxi Chenyang (University of Michigan and Yale University), “Is Meat the New Tobacco?”
  • Sydney Heiss (University at Albany), “The Moralization of Food Choice in Vegetarians”
  • Natalie Rubio (Tufts University) and Kyle Fish (Tufts University), “Possibilities for Engineered Insect Tissue as a Food Source”
  • Matti Wilks (Yale University), “Testing Potential Psychological Predictors of Attitudes Towards Cultured Meat”
  • Allen Zimmerman (Georgia State University), “Organizational Non-Communication:
    The Art of Public Deception Through the Concealment of Factory Farming Practices in Modern Corporate Slaughterhouses”

The event, supported by the Animal Welfare Fund at EA Funds and the Brooks Animal Studies Academic Network, is free and open to the public.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please visit: https://bit.ly/372ZIio. For more information, call 212.992.7950 or email mr4909@nyu.edu.

Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); R, W (8th Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).