By Darcey Pittman, Staff Writer April 26, 2018 On April 16, NYU announced plans for the new Center for Environmental and Animal Protection, an initiative aimed at combining the research of environmental and animal studies. According to Jennifer Jacquet, who is an assistant professor of Environmental Studies and an affiliated faculty member of both the Stern School of Business and the Center for Data Science, the official launch of CEAP will be on Sept. 21 of this year. Jacquet spoke to WSN about the importance of bringing together the separate fields of environmental and animal studies. “[CEAP] has a research mandate and objective,” Jacquet said. “This has come about mainly because we see a void, a gap in the work that bridges these two sets of values.” Jacquet spoke on the prevalence of intersectional issues between environmental and animal studies that can now be addressed through combined research at CEAP. She pointed to the fishing industry and meatless Mondays as examples of issues that concern both environmental and animal studies academics. CEAP will provide an outlet for the research of both to come together. Department Chair of Environmental Studies and Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies Colin Jerolmack also… Read full this story
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