February 20, 2024

Dog-aganda: How the State Uses Dogs to Manufacture Consent for Violence


In her presentation, she will discuss the research she is currently conducting as a Visiting Researcher at the Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law on coercion, violence, and models of humanness in service dog protection law in Canada, and their weaponization as police propaganda.

This event is open to all.

The Talking Animals, Law & Philosophy series is made possible through generous sponsorship by the International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR). The work of the Centre is supported by the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law & Policy.


El Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics, Economics, and Canadian Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada, having received her PhD in Cultural Studies from Queen’s University. She is also a poet, journalist, and prison abolitionist in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was the fifth poet laureate of Halifax, and was a fellow of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. She was the lead author of the report “Defunding the Police: Defining the Way Forward for HRM” and her book Abolitionist Intimacies, published by Fernwood Press in 2022, was the winner of the Evelyn Richardson Award for non-fiction. El comes to animal studies through her work on policing, prisons, and state violence.