Maneesha Deckha

Maneesha Deckha is Professor and Lansdowne Chair in Law at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. Her research expertise includes critical animal law, vegan ecofeminist theory, and postcolonial theory. She has held the Fulbright Visiting Chair in Law and Society at New York University and currently serves as Director of the Animals & Society Research Initiative at the University of Victoria. She serves on advisory bodies for Social & Legal Studies, Politics and Animals, and Hypatia as well as for the Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law and Faunalytics. Professor Deckha is a graduate of McGill University, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and Columbia Law School. Her manuscript entitled Animals as Legal Beings: Contesting Anthropocentric Legal Orders was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2021 and her open access documentary designed for high school and undergraduate screening, A Deeper Kindness: Youth Activism in Animal Law, launched in October 2022