Congratulations to Brooks Institute Scholars Research Fellowship recipient, S. Marek Muller!
S. Marek Muller is an Assistant Professor of Rhetorical Studies at Florida Atlantic University. They received their PhD in Communication from the University of Utah in 2018.
A rhetorician by trade, Dr. Muller's research emphasizes "humanity" and "animality" as discursive constructions set in binary opposition to one another. Further, their research takes seriously how the strategic rhetoric of "speciesism" functions to maintain anthropocentric, hierarchical structures such as the U.S. American legal system.
Their book, Impersonating Animals: Rhetoric, Ecofeminism, and Animal Rights Law, was published by the Michigan State University Press in 2020. Their work has also been published in regional, national, and international journals such as Environmental Communication, American Studies, and Rhetoric & Public Affairs.
The goal of the Scholars Research Fellowship is to support outstanding research that will advance the fields of animal law and policy.