Nina Varsava

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Areas of Interest
Applied Ethics, Legal Theory, Law and Philosophy


Nina’s work focuses on law and applied ethics. In particular she is interested in issues at the intersection of law and bioethics, environmental ethics, and animal ethics. She has a B.A. from the University of Alberta and an M.A. from the University of British Columbia. She is currently a J.D. student at Yale University.

Selected Publications

  •  “Re-thinking Love: The Promise and Economy of Doubtful Affections.” Cultural Critique (8600 words) (accepted 2015; forthcoming)
  •  “The Problem of Anthropomorphous Animals: Towards a Posthumanist Ethics.” Society and Animals: Journal of Human-Animal Studies. 22 (2014): 520-36.
  • “Beyond the Window: Scenic Views and the Order of Nature-Culture in Vancouver.” Spaces and Flows: International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies 1.2 (2011): 63-74.

Grants and fellowships

2012-2016 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellow