Maneesha Deckha is Associate Professor at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. Her research interests include critical animal studies, feminist theory, law and culture, animal law, and bioethics. Her work has been published in Canada and internationally. Her animal-related publications have appeared in the Hastings Women’s Law Journal, the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, Ethics & the Environment, the Animal Law Review, the Journal of Animal Law and Ethics, the Stanford Journal of Animal Law and Policy, Unbound: the Harvard Journal of the Legal Left, the Journal for Critical Animal Studies, and Animal Law.
Professor Deckha is the recipient of grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. In 2008 she held the Fulbright Visiting Chair in Law and Society at New York University to pursue her book project integrating critical animal studies with animal law.
Professor Deckha has taught her seminar Animals, Culture and the Law at NYU and the University of Victoria. She has also taught courses in Bioethics, Personhood and the Law; Feminist Legal Theories; Administrative Law; Property; Law, Legislation and Policy; and Legal Process. She has been the recipient of the Faculty’s Annual Teaching Award and University of Victoria Learning and Teaching Centre Grants in support of her interactive pedagogy. In 2006, her seminar on Animals, Culture and the Law received the U.S. Humane Society’s Animal and Society New Course Award.
Professor Deckha received her B.A. from McGill University, her LL.B from the University of Toronto and her LL.M from Columbia University.