Dr. Vasile Stanescu is currently Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Mercer University, and Chair of Communication Studies and Theatre Arts Department. Vasile is co-editor of the Critical Animal Studies book series published by Rodopi/Brill, the co-founder of the North American Association for Critical Animal Studies (NAACAS), the former co-editor of the Journal for Critical Animal Studies, and former co-organizer of the Stanford Environmental Humanities Project. Vasile is the author of over 20 peer-reviewed publications on the critical study of animals and the environment. Vasile’s research has been recognized by The Woods Institute for the Environment, Minding Animals International, The Andrew Mellon Foundation, the Culture and Animals Foundation, the Institute for Critical Animal Studies, and the Institutul Cultural Român (Institute for Romanian Culture), among others.
CAF gave Vasile a grant in 2011 to help fund his current research on the intersection of animal rights and environmentalism.