An associate Professor in the Faculty of creative and critical studies at the University of British columbia,okanagan, Jodey Castricano teaches in the English and cultural studies programs. In English her specializations are in 19th century literature(gothic) as well as in cultural and critical theory. In the case of the latter, her primary area of expertise and ethical concern is in posthumanist philosophy and critical animal studies with extended work in ecocriticsm, ecofeminism and ecotheory. She has published essays in critical animal studies and is the contributing editor to Animal Subjects: An Ethical Reader in a Posthuman World (Wilfrid Laurer University Press 2008). A second collection of essays in critical animal studies, Animal Subjects: An Ethical Reader in a Posthuman World 2.0, of which she is co-editor and contributor, is forthcoming in 2014.