Joan Dunayer

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Joan Dunayer is a writer, editor, and animal rights advocate. She is the author of two books, Animal Equality (2001) and Speciesism (2004).

Dunayer graduated from Princeton University and has master's degrees in English literature, education, and psychology.[1]

Selected Works[edit]


  • Speciesism (Derwood, MD: Ryce Publishing, 2004).
  • Animal Equality: Language and Liberation (Derwood, MD: Ryce Publishing, 2001).

Book Chapters[edit]

“Mixed Messages: Opinion Pieces by Representatives of US Nonhuman-Advocacy Organizations,” in Critical Animal and Media Studies: Communication for Nonhuman Animal Advocacy, ed. Núria Almiron, Matthew Cole, and Carrie P. Freeman (New York: Routledge, 2016), 91-106.

“The Rights of Sentient Beings: Moving Beyond Old and New Speciesism,” in The Politics of Species: Reshaping Our Relationships with Other Animals, ed. Raymond Corbey and Annette Lanjouw (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013), 27-39.

“Sexist Words, Speciesist Roots,” in Animals and Women: Feminist Theoretical Explorations, ed. Carol J. Adams and Josephine Donovan (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1995), 11-31.



  1. ^ "Joan Dunayer", Lantern Books, accessed 4 June 2012.

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