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Atsuko Matsuoka


School of Social Work, York University

Dr. Atsuko Matsuoka is a professor at the School of Social Work at York University, Canada. She teaches Animals and Social Work from a Critical Animal Studies perspective. Her research has addressed the importance of understanding the intersectionality of oppression among immigrants, ethnic older adults, and animals. In promoting consideration for animal-human relationships in social work, her current research, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, examines trans-species social justice (social justice beyond human animals and across species) and social work. She co-edited 3 books on Critical Animal Studies. Dog’s Best Friend?: Rethinking Canid-Human Relations (2019) McGill & Queen University Press; Critical Animal Studies: Toward Trans-Species Social Justice (2018) Rowman & Littlefield International; and Defining Critical Animal Studies: An Intersectional Social Justice Approach (2014) Peter Lang Publishing.

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Atsuko Matsuoka
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