Darcie DeAngelo, Shimpei Ishiyama, and Julianne Yip
Darcie DeAngelo is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. As an environmental and medical anthropologist trained in visual methods, her work engages with human-nonhuman relations such as the love between landmine detection rats and their handlers, the excitement of dogs and humans as they hunt for rats in cities, and the kinship of humans and their sourdough starters. She also edits the journal, Visual Anthropology Review. Find more of her work here: https://www.darcie-deangelo.com/ │ Shimpei Ishiyama is a Junior Research Group Leader at the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany. His research interest is ‘neuroscience of fun’, an underrated but important research topic. In his research group, he studies the brain mechanisms of joyful emotions in tickled rats. │ Julianne Yip is a sociocultural anthropologist who received her training at McGill University. Her research explores how scientific knowledge of things like sea ice, anthropogenic climate change, zoonotic diseases, and synthetic biology decentre, rescale, and recompose what it means to be human today. She enjoys experimenting with multimodal scholarship in the form of speculative fiction and has consulted on arts/ science collaborations like the 360-degree film “Worlds of Ice” directed by Philippe Baylaucq.