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Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, University of Windsor

Amy Fitzgerald is a professor of criminology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology and the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research at the University of Windsor. Her research is situated at the culture/nature nexus and focuses on the perpetration of harms (criminal and otherwise) by humans against the environment and nonhuman animals. She has interrogated this broad area of inquiry vis-à-vis several topical areas, including the coexistence of animal abuse and intimate partner violence; industrialized animal agriculture; sport hunting culture; the 'pet' food industry; the animal advocacy and environmental movements; animal cruelty laws and investigations; and environmentally-mediated human health risks.

Her work is interdisciplinary, although she draws from and contributes most specifically to the fields of green criminology, (critical) animal studies, environmental sociology, and gender studies.


  • 2020–present
    Professor, University of Windsor
  • 2010–2020
    Associate Professor, University of Windsor
  • 2006–2010
    Assistant Professor, University of Windsor


Amy Fitzgerald was a 2020 Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard University's Animal Law and Policy Program