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Paul Waldau is an educator, scholar, and activist working at the intersection of animal studies, law, ethics, religion, and cultural studies. He was an associate professor at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, where he was the senior faculty for the Master of Science program in Anthrozoology. In spring 2012, Dr. Waldau served as the Barker Visiting Associate Professor on Animal Law at Harvard Law School, where he has taught the “Animal Law” course since 2002. The former director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy, Dr. Waldau taught veterinary ethics and public policy at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine for more than a decade. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford, a J.D. from UCLA Law School, and an M.A. in Religious Studies from Stanford University. Dr. Waldau previously served as the legal director of the Great Ape Project, and he has served as President of the Religion and Animals Institute since 2003. Dr. Waldau has completed five books, including Animal Studies: An Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Animal RightsWhat Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2011).