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Irvine, Leslie Jane Professor

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Research

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  • Leslie Irvine's research focuses on the roles of animals in society. Her first book, Codependent Forevermore, examined interpersonal relationships. Irvine then turned her focus to human-animal relationships. She has studied animal sheltering, human-animal play, selfhood among animals, and the feminization of veterinary medicine. Her 2004 book, If You Tame Me: Understanding Our Connection with Animals, received the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the Animals & Society Section of the American Sociological Association. After Hurricane Katrina, she worked and conducted research at the facility that housed animals rescued from New Orleans. This resulted in her 2009 book, Filling the Ark: Animal Welfare in Disasters. In 2011, she published a reader entitled The Self in Society. Her 2013 book, My Dog Always Eats First, examines the narratives of homeless people who live on the streets with pets. At CU Boulder, she is the Director of the Animals and Society Certificate Program.

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  • human-animal studies, the roles of animals in society, sociological social psychology, sociology of emotions, the self, pets, companion animals, animal shelters, animal adoption, homelessness, symbolic interaction, disasters, animal welfare, narrative, identity

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Teaching

courses taught

  • SOCY 4017 Animals and Society (Spring 2019)
  • SOCY 4841 Independent Study in Sociology (Spring 2019)
  • SOCY 5201 Graduate Seminar in Sociological Theory (Spring 2019)
  • SOCY 5841 Independent Study in Sociology (Spring 2019)
  • SOCY 6951 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • SOCY 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • SOCY 4931 Internship in Sociology (Summer 2018)
  • SOCY 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • SOCY 4841 Independent Study in Sociology (Spring 2018)
  • SOCY 4911 Teaching Sociology (Spring 2018)
  • SOCY 4931 Internship in Sociology (Spring 2018)
  • SOCY 5841 Independent Study in Sociology (Spring 2018)
  • SOCY 6951 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • SOCY 7171 Special Topics (Spring 2018)
  • SOCY 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

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