University Professor and Director, College of Letters, Wesleyan University
Kari Weil is University Professor and director of the College of Letters at Wesleyan University. She has published numerous essays on literary representations of gender, French feminism, and, more recently, on theories and representations of animal otherness and human-animal relations. Weil is the author of Androgyny and the Denial of Difference, published in 1992, and Thinking Animals: Why Animal Studies Now, published in 2012, which examines the presumed lines of difference between human beings and other species. Her current project is tentatively titled Meat, Motion, Magnetism: Horses and their Humans in 19th century France. Her course, Animal Subjects, won the Best Course Award from the United States Humane Society.