Ralph R. Acampora has been working at the confluence of academic animalia and animal advocacy for about three decades. He wrote Corporal Compassion: Animal Ethics and Philosophy of Body, edited Metamorphoses of the Zoo: Animal Encounter after Noah, and coedited with Christa Davis Acampora A Nietzschean Bestiary: Becoming Animal beyond Docile and Brutal. Ralph investigated indigenous lifeways with respect to other animals in Australia on a doctoral fellowship from the Fulbright Foundation. He pioneered a new course on comparisons between human and animal atrocities which won an award from the Humane Society of the United States in 2008, and was honoured as Hofstra College’s Distinguished Teaching Professor in 2010. He has written many articles for various journals and serves as an editor and referee for several periodicals and university presses that publish material in animal studies. Ralph will also be joining us on the Ecophilosophy Panel.