Natalie Evans | College of Arts

Natalie Evans

Philosophy
Email: 
natevans@uoguelph.ca

BA Philosophy, University of Guelph

MA Philosophy, University of Guelph

PhD Philosophy, University of Waterloo

Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

All of the following published as Natalie Thomas:

Book: Animal Ethics and the Autonomous Animal Self, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

Book: Animals and Business Ethics, forthcoming.

2021                 Book Review: Climate: A New Story, by Charles Eistenstein. Nordicum-Mediterraneum: Icelandic E-Journal of Nordic and Mediterranean Studies. https://doi.org/10.33112/nm.16.1.17

2021                 Online Article: Animal Ethics and Business Ethics. In: Poff D., Michalos A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. Springer, Cham.

In production:    Online Article: Animal Ethics and Autonomy, Agency and Selfhood. In: Poff D., Michalos A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. Springer, Cham.

In production:    Online Article: Environmental Philosophy and Business. In: Poff D., Michalos A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. Springer, Cham.

Animal Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Media Ethics, Business Ethics

Selfhood, Agency and Autonomy in ethical theory and animal ethics

I'm currently working on a textbook about media and communication ethics in Canada, as well as new work on animal agency and autonomy.

I have designed and written distance education courses including PHIL 2080, Animals in Philosophy and PHIL 2600, Business and Professional Ethics. Courses I've taught in-class and online include Ethics and the Life Sciences, Philosophy of the Environment, and elsewhere courses in the history of philosophy, existentialism, ethical theory and applied ethics (media, business, environmental, etc.), gender issues and feminist philosophy, and other courses in environmental studies, media and media theory. I currently teach courses at the University of Guelph-Humber including Women in Contemporary Canada (designed and written for DE in 2020), Media in the Global Context, Ethical Issues in Media and Ethics and Values in Business.

Presentations sample:

2019                 Paper Presented: Sixth Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School, July 2019 (“Zoe Weil and the Institute for Humane Education: Key Principles for Animal Ethics”)

2018                 Colloquium: University of Waterloo, Sept. 7. (“Absent Animals in the News: Eating our Fellow Creatures?”)

2017                 Paper Presented: Fourth Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School, July 2017 (“The Seal Hunt in Canada: Facing the Ethical Challenges of History, Culture and Profit”)

2016                 Paper Presented: Third Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School, July 2016 (“Absent Animals in the News: Eating our Fellow Creatures”)

 

2020-2021        Research Grant: Canadian Media Ethics in a Global Context (Textbook). Awarded by the University of Guelph-Humber Research Fund Program.  University of Guelph-Humber.

2018-2019        Research Grant: Canadian Media Ethics in a Global Context. Awarded by the University of Guelph-Humber Research Fund Program.  University of Guelph-Humber.

2014-2015        Research Grant:  A Canadian Perspective:  Representations of Agricultural, Companion and Research Animals in Canadian News Media.  Awarded by the University of Guelph-Humber Research Fund Program.  University of Guelph-Humber.

 

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.