Paul Waldau is an educator, activist and scholar who works at the intersection of animal studies, law, ethics, religion, and cultural studies. A Professor from 2011-2018 in the Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation department at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, Paul was 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 six times as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School from 2002 to 2014, and four different courses in Harvard University's Summer School from 2009-2019 (“The Animal-Human Divide” 2018, 2019; “Animal Studies: An Introduction” 2016, 2017; “Animals: Religion and Ethics” 2014; and “Religion and Animals” 2009-2011). Prior to teaching at Canisius and 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, a Master of Arts degree from Stanford University in Religious Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts degree (summa cum laude) from the University of California at Santa Barbara. 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's latest book--The Animal Invitation: Science, Ethics, Religion and Law in a More-Than-Human World--should be available in late 2023 or early 2024. Paul was 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 above in .pdf format.