Kate Stewart Ph. D. is a sociologist at Nottingham Trent University. Kate is the author, with Matthew Cole, of the book Our Children and Other Animals (2014) which explores the sociological importance of other animals in the lives of human children - and vice versa. Her work reveals “the interconnectedness of studies in childhood, culture, and human-animal relations.” As part of her academic role she is interested in promoting diversity in scholarly reading lists, where the works of white, western males remain disproportionately dominant. Audio podcast, 15 mins.