November 14, 2023

Claire Jean Kim in Talking Animals, Law & Philosophy


How do we think about the fight for animals in relation to a contemporary political context where fascist ideologies are on the rise? In exploring this question, I want to take seriously the possibility that the fight for animals as presently constituted reproduces a particular form of racial violence that contributes to, or has the potential to contribute to, the fascist surge.


Claire Jean Kim is Professor of Political Science and Asian American Studies at University of California, Irvine, where she teaches classes on race, politics, and human-animal studies. She is the author of two award-winning books: Bitter Fruit: The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict and Dangerous Crossings: Race, Species, and Nature in a Multicultural Age. Her third book, Asian Americans in an Anti-Black World, came out in September 2023.