Department of Sociology and Social Policy
Darren Chang is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy. His research interests broadly include interspecies relations under colonialism and global capitalism, practices of solidarity and mutual aid across species in challenging oppressive powers, and social movement theories.
His current research explores how animal sanctuaries could be a generative site for the emergence of solidarity between animal liberation and decolonization, and for prefiguring just multispecies relations. Darren’s case study examining the tensions between Indigenous and animal advocacy struggles in the commercial seal hunt was recently published in Colonialism and Animality: Anti-Colonial Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies (2020), edited by Kelly Struthers Montford and Chloë Taylor.