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Karl Steel
Position: Associate Professor, Brooklyn College
Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College|Graduate Center
Room Number: 4406.07
Office Hours: Thursdays 2:00-3:00
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Columbia University
Research Interests: Critical animal studies, posthumanism
Specialization: Eco-criticism|Medieval Literature

Karl Steel is Associate Professor of English, Brooklyn College, CUNY. The author of How to Make a Human: Animals and Violence in the Middle Ages (2011), and co-editor, with Peggy McCracken, of postmedieval 2.1 ("The Animal Turn"), his next book, Medieval Nonhumanisms: Sympathy, Edibility, and Helplessness, will appear with the University of Minnesota Press. Most recently, he has written on animals and disability, Margery Kempe and vegetarianism, as well as contributing the “medieval” chapter to the Cambridge Companion to Posthumanism. He is a long-time co-blogger at In the Middle (