Gabriela Jarzębowska is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Artes Liberales, University of Warsaw. Her interdisciplinary work, bridging the gap between cultural studies, history and sociology, is focused on critical animal studies and environmental humanities. In her PhD thesis she analyzed cultural and ideological ramifications of rat control programs. Currently she works on changes in breeding practices in rural Poland before 1989 in order to understand conceptual and material relations between animals, socialism, agriculture and modernity. Her book Species Cleansing. The Cultural Practice of Rat Control will be published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlag (Imprint of BRILL Deutschland) in 2024.
Keywords: animal studies, critical animal studies