I never expected to become a professor, and in fact I was never a strong student. While my interest in feminism, inequalities, and animal rights activism developed in high school, my scholarly interests did not develop until I went I went to college and encountered professors that inspired me to develop my intellectual curiosity. My professors supplied me with the tools and motivation to think critically and to question the world. I strive to pass on this similar passion to my students.
I have been a vegan for 19 years and was a vegetarian for 6 years and I am obsessed with my dog Thurston.
My research and teaching interests are in the fields of Human-Animal interaction, Critical Animal Studies, Sociology of Food, Veganism, and Gender/Feminism. I regularly teach Sociology of Gender, Animals & Society, and the Culture and Politics of Food and I often teach Feminist Theory and The Social Construction of Sexuality.
The courses I teach are controversial because they challenge dominant paradigms. My students arrive to my class with personal experience and popular knowledge on gender, race, class, sexuality, and speciesism. I deconstruct common, everyday knowledge from a feminist and sociological perspective. I find it challenging and rewarding to figure out ways to make controversial course content less threatening. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to watch my students mature intellectually over the years.
Please see my curriculum vitae for more information.
Link to some of my articles: https://ccsu.academia.edu/JessicaGreenebaum
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Favorite animal rights/welfare organizations:
http://www.ourcompanions.org(local in CT)
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