Paul Waldau

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Paul Waldau
Dr. Paul Waldau discussing his latest book in Sherborn, MA.jpg
Nationality American
Education BA (Religious Studies, 1971)
University of California at Santa Barbara
Juris Doctor (1978)
University of California at Los Angeles
Theology (1971–1972)
University of Chicago Divinity School
MA (Religious Studies, 1974)
Stanford University
DPhil (1997)
University of Oxford
Occupation Professor in anthrozoology
Employer Canisius College
Known for Animal rights, animal ethics, animal law

Paul Francis Waldau is a professor at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, where he heads the graduate program on anthrozoology, which he founded. He has several times served as Barker Lecturer in animal law at Harvard Law School, and is the author of a number of books on animal rights and speciesism.[1]

Waldau has also served as the legal director of the Great Ape Project, which campaigns for rights for chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans.[2]


  • (2001). The Specter of Speciesism: Buddhist and Christian Views of Animals. Oxford University Press.
  • (ed.) (2006). A Communion of Subjects: Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics. Columbia University Press.
  • (ed.) (2008). An Elephant in the Room: The Science and Well-being of Elephants in Captivity. Center for Animals and Public Policy.
  • (2011). Animal Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford University Press.
  • (forthcoming). The Animal Invitation: Religion, Law, Science and Ethics in a More-Than-Human World.
  • (2013). Animal Studies: An Introduction. Oxford University Press.


  1. ^ Curriculum Vitae,, accessed 27 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Interview with Paul Waldau", Hannity & Colmes, Fox News, 8 November 2002.

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