Wlodzimierz Gogloza, , Grantee Link >
Wlodzimierz Gogloza is Assistant Professor of Law at the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland. He received a grant to publish a paper called False Parallels and Useful Lessons that explores what the animal rights movement can learn from the anti-slavery abolitionism of the nineteenth century. This grant has been co-funded by the Animals & Society Institute (ASI). He writes:
Members of contemporary social movements often look for inspiration in the past, seeking examples of successful campaigns and interventions, which can inform their own approach to proper strategy and tactics. . . . The grant . . . will enable me to publish a paper explaining that most of the supposed affinities between “the abolition then and now” . . . are false and based on a superficial understanding of the original abolitionist movement and the social and political reality from which it emerged. At the same time, however, I will attempt to prove that the modern animal rights movement can indeed learn a lot from the Garrisonian Abolitionists and their intra-movement debates.