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Discussing Diaspora with Dr. Sargon Donabed

Molly Sumridge Rebecca Madrid Tiamat Warda 9 April 2021 90


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In this episode we are joined by Dr. Sargon Donabed to discuss the intersection of his research on Indigenous Middle Eastern cultures and Anthrozoology. Dr. Donabed is a Director of the Assyrian Studies Association (ASA) and holds a PhD in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations and an MSc in Anthrozoology.

We discuss nonhuman animal populations that have been displaced and separated using the lens of human diaspora, arbitrarily drawn borders, and the concept of “home”. Additionally, we consider the factors that lead us to focus on certain animal species or human populations over others, including assigned personhood and the optics of protective action.

Meet the hosts:
Tiamat Warda – www.humanima.de/en | @TiamatWarda
Molly Sumridge – www.mollysumridge.com | @MollySumridge
Rebecca Madrid – www.rebecca-madrid.com | @RebeccaLMadrid

ASA (Assyrian Studies Association) https://www.assyrianstudiesassociation.org/
*Reforging a forgotten history: Iraq and the Assyrians in the Twentieth Century: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/reforging-a-forgotten-history/40E789C116E3485B9B774BE46569EBEA
*The Assyrian heritage: threads of continuity and influence: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/292782661_The_Assyrian_Heritage_Threads_of_Continuity_and_Influence
*Rethinking nationalism and an appellative conundrum: historiography and politics in Iraq: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14608944.2011.646973?journalCode=cnid20
*Remnants of Heroes: The Assyrian Experience: the Continuity of the Assyrian Heritage from Kharput to New England: https://www.abebooks.com/9780974445076/Remnants-Heroes-Assyrian-Experience-Continuity-097444507X/plp

The Shifting Lens podcast brings together a team of anthrozoologists critically seeking to shift the lenses through which we view our multi-species world.

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In this episode we welcome Shannon Riley, who is currently completing her Masters in Anthrozoology at the University of Exeter, to talk to us about her experience gentling mustangs and the current research it inspired. We’ll discuss some of the …continue

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Discussing Live Animals in Children's Education with Melvin Chan – Pt2

Tiamat Warda Rebecca Madrid Molly Sumridge 8 January 2022

In this two-part episode we welcome Melvin Chan to discuss his research reviewing the impact of including live morethanhuman animals in educational programs for children and youth. Specifically with a focus on the promotion of social and emotional competencies. We …continue

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Discussing Live Animals in Children's Education with Melvin Chan – Pt1

Tiamat Warda Rebecca Madrid Molly Sumridge 4 December 2021

In this two-part episode we welcome Melvin Chan to discuss his research reviewing the impact of including live morethanhuman animals in educational programs for children and youth. Specifically with a focus on the promotion of social and emotional competencies. We …continue

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