You still have a few days left (till January 15, 2012) to get in your nominations for the annual awards conferred by the Institute for Critical Animal Studies. The Britches Scholar of the Year award recognizes a graduate student from around the world who is working theoretically and practically on advancing animal rights activism and/or alternatives to animal studies and research. The Tyke Scholar of the Year will be a graduate student from around the world who is working theoretically and practically on advancing alternatives to violence, domestication, and/or animal entertainment.
In addition to these awards for people, there are several awards for particular pieces of work. These include Media of the Year, Undergraduate Paper/Project/Thesis of the Year, Graduate Paper/Project/Dissertation of the Year, and Faculty Paper/Project of the Year. If you are proud of one of your accomplishments in this area, or know someone who has produced stellar work during the past year, check out the requirements and get your nomination in now.
While we’re on the subject, you probably will want to consider submitting a proposal for a presentation to be made at the Institute’s annual conference, which will be held at Canisius College, in Buffalo, on March 2-4. The theme of this year’s conference will be From Greece to Wall St.: Global Economic Revolutions and Critical Animal Studies, and they are seeking presentations from a wide variety of disciplines on a wide variety of topics, including Critical Criminology, Animals in Relations to Religion and Spirituality, Social Networking, and Redefining Nature. The proposal only needs to be 500 words, so even though it’s also due on January 15, there’s no reason not to jump on this and get it in.