Portrait of Professor Karen Jones

Professor Karen Jones



Karen Jones is a specialist in animal and environmental history, with research interests in human-animal encounters, conservation, identity and place. She has worked on wolves as objects of scientific enquiry, conservation policy and storytelling; horses (notably Comanche the ‘lone survivor’ of the Battle of the Little Bighorn); dogs as animal allies in British hunting culture and the taxidermy animal as a historical artefact.  Her most recent book, Epiphany in the Wilderness: Hunting, Nature and Performance in the American West (2016) looks at animals in the evolution of a hunting culture on the 19th century American frontier.  She is a companion species to Gracie the Terrier.

Last updated 20th October 2020