From the list on animal and environmental history.
Who am I?
I’m a scholar of environmental history with a focus on human-animal relationships. I’ve also studied the histories of slavery and the African Diaspora, and in my book I’ve fused approaches from these two fields to look at how human-animal relations and networks shaped the expansion of slavery and slave trading from West Africa to the Caribbean in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. My scholarship is also an outgrowth of my teaching, and I regularly teach American environmental and cultural history at California State University, Northridge. I finished my PhD in history at Rutgers University, and my research has recently been funded by the Special Collections Research Center at the College of William & Mary.
Christopher's book list on animal and environmental history
Why did Christopher love this book?
Alan Mikhail is one of the most important animal studies scholars of his generation, and this book presents a series of case studies revolving around different human-animal relationships that sheds new light on Ottoman Egypt. Mikhail’s work is also truly interdisciplinary, fusing approaches from evolutionary history, urban studies, and cultural history.