Paul Waldau is an educator, activist and scholar who works at the intersection of animal studies, law, ethics, religion, and cultural studies. A Professor in the Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation department at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, Paul has been the senior faculty member for the Master of Science graduate program in Anthrozoology since its founding in 2011, and he was the Program Director from 2014-2017. Paul also taught Animal Law at Harvard Law School from 2002 to 2014, and he has also taught animal-focused courses in Harvard’s Summer School since 2009. During Summer 2018, Paul will teach “The Animal-Human Divide” at Harvard. Paul spent a decade teaching ethics and public policy at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, where he also was the Director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy 2004-2009. Paul holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from University of Oxford, a Juris Doctor degree from UCLA Law School, and a Master of Arts degree from Stanford University in Religious Studies. Paul's first book, The Specter of Speciesism: Buddhist and Christian Views of Animals, was published by Oxford University Press in 2001. In 2006, A Communion of Subjects: Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics, on which Paul is co-editor, was published by Columbia University Press. In 2008, Paul also co-edited An Elephant in the Room: The Science and Well-being of Elephants in Captivity, which was published by the Center for Animals and Public Policy in 2008. In 2011, Animal Rights was published by Oxford University Press, and in 2013 Animal Studies - An Introduction was published by Oxford University Press. Paul is also the co-founder of the Animals and Religion Group at the American Academy of Religion and a consultant for many institutes and groups interested in animal protection issues. His scholarly articles are listed in the Curriculum Vitae available below.