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Sean MeighooDirector of Graduate StudiesAssociate Professor

Sean Meighoo is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Emory University and founding member of the Animal Studies Society (ASS). He is the author of The End of the West and Other Cautionary Tales (Columbia UP, 2016).

His work has also appeared in the journals Small Axe, Cultural Critique, Journal for Critical Animal Studies, and Humanimalia as well as in the volumes Nation Dance: Religion, Identity, and Cultural Difference in the Caribbean (Indiana UP, 2001) and Beastly Morality: Animals as Ethical Agents (Columbia UP, 2015).

Research Interests

Continental philosophy and literary theory; Marxism and cultural studies; race and postcolonial theory; feminism and queer theory; animal studies and ecocriticism; Caribbean diaspora studies.


The End of the West and Other Cautionary Tales (Columbia University Press, 2016); "Upping the Anti-", Journal of World Philosophies, forthcoming Winter 2021; "What Is This 'Post-' in Postenvironmentalism?", Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, forthcoming Fall 2021; “Human Language, Animal Code, and the Question of Beeing,” Humanimalia 8, no. 2 (Spring 2017): 27-45; “The Function of HumAnimAllegory,” Humanities 6, no. 1 (March 2017): 2; “HumAnI(m)Morality,” in Beastly Morality: Animals as Ethical Agents (Columbia University Press, 2015): 52-62; “Suffering Humanism, or the Suffering Animal.”  Journal for Critical Animal Studies 12, no. 3 (August 2014): 50-74.