Anthony Nocella II

Defining Eco-Ability: Social Justice and the Intersectionality of Disability, Nonhuman, Animals and Ecology

By, Anthony Nocella II


Anthony J. Nocella II, Ph.D., award-winning author, community organizer, and educator is a Visiting Professor in the School of Education at Hamline University and Senior Fellow of the Dispute Resolution Institute at the Hamline Law School. Nocella is a scholar-activist grounded in the field of education and peace and conflict studies. He is internationally known for his innovative, transformative, and intersectional collaborations among fields of study, social movements, scholars, communities, and activists. Dr. Nocella has published more than fifty scholarly articles or book chapters, co-founded more than ten active political organizations and serves on four boards. He has founded three book series and co-founded three journals – Green Theory and Praxis, Peace Studies Journal, and Journal of Critical Animal Studies, is on the editorial board of three other journals, and has published more than fifteen books. Dr. Nocella has guest lectured, provided professional development trainings, and facilitated youth workshops to hundreds of school districts, universities, colleges, high schools, middle schools and many prisons and detention facilities around the Americas, such as Onondaga County School District, St. Cloud School District, Hillbrook Youth Detention Facility, Auburn Prison, Environmental Protection Agency, Brock University, UCLA, Hofstra University, New York University Law School, Rutgers University Law School, Boston College, University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, Swarthmore College, University of Texas, Yale University, and Princeton University.


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  1. Firstly, I’d like to say how much I enjoyed your presentation today as it was intellectually stimulating and provoked thoughts I have not yet encountered. I would like to question, however, your assertion that by keeping domesticated animals in our homes we are subjecting them to prison-like conditions in which they must act as if they love us as a means to survive. I do agree that pet animals are dependent on their respective human counterparts but I do not agree that it is this dependence that facilities a loving relationship. Human children, especially infants, are 100% dependent on their parents and family for every aspect of their lives. Are human children living at home being oppressed to prison conditions? Yes they are dependent but they still have the capacity, and do, love. I think that the same applies to domesticate animals we keep in our homes.

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