Kelly Struthers Montford is a doctoral candidate and Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholar in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. She has previously been a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Graduate Scholar, and 2013-2014 Institute for Critical Animal Studies Hilda Scholar of the year. Her research interests include critical animal studies, philosophy, and social theory. Using biotech responses to zoonotic disease and climate change such as synthetic and in-vitro meat, her dissertation theorizes human and food ontologies from a feminist materialist perspective.  Recent publications by Kelly include: "Dehumanized denizens, displayed animals: Prison tourism and the discourse of the zoo” in philoSophia: A Journal of Continental Feminism (forthcoming March 2016), “Transforming choices: An analysis of the marginalization of gender-specific policy making in Canadian approaches to women’s federal imprisonment,” in Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 27: 2 (forthcoming in 2015); with Katie MacDonald, “Eating animals to build rapport: Conducting research as veg*ns,” Societies, 4: 4, 737-52 (2014); and, “The present referent: Nonhuman animal sacrifice and the constitution of dominant Albertan identity,” in PhaenEx Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, 8: 2, 105-34 (2013).