Margo DeMello
Assistant Professor of Anthrozoology, Carroll College


Research Interests
Anthrozoology, Animals and Society, Animals in American History, Rabbits, Cryptids


Dr. Margo DeMello, Assistant Professor, is an internationally known leader in Anthrozoology, having helped to build the field through her work as the first program director of Human-Animal Studies at the Animals & Society Institute, through the publication of the very first textbook in the field, Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies, and through her edited teaching guide, also the first in the field, Teaching the Animal: Human-Animal Studies Across the Disciplines. She has taught in the Anthrozoology Masters program at Canisius College for the past 7 years.

Dr. DeMello is an expert in the behavior and cultural significance of rabbits. She has been involved with House Rabbit Society, the world’s first and largest rabbit protection organization for over thirty years, acting as its President for 14 of those years. She has also published extensively on rabbits.


Key Publications

Prior to her work in the field of Anthrozoology, Dr. DeMello specialized in the interdisciplinary field of body studies and wrote the very first textbook in this field as well. She has published over 13 books and dozens of articles in both academic and mainstream publications. 


Student supervision

Dr. DeMello is unable to commit to student supervision at this time.



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