Kathryn (Katie) Gillespie earned her PhD in Geography from the University of Washington in 2014. Her research and teaching interests focus on: feminist theory and methods; critical animal studies; critical race theory; postcolonial studies; incarceration/prison studies; gender and sexuality; human-environment relations; and food and agriculture. Her current research sits at the nexus of black feminist theory, postcolonial studies, and critical animal studies, focusing on human-animal relations and racialized histories of coloniality at the Louisiana State Penitentiary farm and rodeo. Her dissertation research examined the gendered commodification of the lives and bodies of animals in the dairy industry in the Pacific Northwestern United States. This work was published as a book, The Cow with Ear Tag #1389. She has published in numerous scholarly journals and has co-edited two books: Critical Animal Geographies: Politics, Intersections and Hierarchies in a Multispecies World [Routledge, 2015, co-edited with Rosemary-Claire Collard] and Economies of Death: Economic Logics of Killable Life and Grievable Death [Routledge, 2015, co-edited with Patricia J. Lopez]. Katie volunteers with Books to Prisoners (a Seattle organization that receives and fills book requests from prisoners throughout the United States), Food Empowerment Project (a food justice organization in Cotati, CA), and Pigs Peace Sanctuary (a sanctuary for pigs in Stanwood, WA).