Please join us in congratulating Geography graduate student Katie Gillespie for being chosen as the Institute of Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Hilda Scholar of 2013. This award, founded in 2012, recognizes one graduate student a year who is working theoretically and practically on advancing alternatives to the agricultural industrial complex, slaughterhouses, factory farms, dairy farms, and other exploitative violent agricultural practices used for food, clothes, medicine, and other nonhuman animal-based products. Katie will be formally recognized at the upcoming 12th Annual Conference for Critical Animal Studies.
Katie has also been recently recognized here on campus, where she won the Ethics Prize from the Program on Values in Society in the UW's Department of Philosophy. Way to go Katie!