Graduate Student, English

Thomas Doran is a PhD candidate in English at UC Santa Barbara. He’s currently working on his dissertation, V​ulgar Ethology: The Rhetoric of Animal Protection in American Natural History,​ a study of how animal protectionist rhetoric emerged alongside the developing science of animal behavior in eighteenth and early nineteenth-century natural history writing.

Select EH courses: Cultural Representations of Animal Rights and Environmental Justice; Political and Ecological Invention in Early America (co-taught with William Warner)