Pauliina Rautio


Senior Research Fellow (Adj. Professor)

22 peer reviewed publications in international journals.


I am the leader of AniMate, a research group striving to create knowledge and action capacities for the radical renewal of various multispecies communities – namely the contexts of schools, zoos and animal sanctuaries. This is done through in-depth theoretical-empirical studies of becoming and being human with other animals. My team of education scientists, anthropologists, historians and environmental policy researchers works with posthumanist (non anthropocentric) theoretical and methodological approaches, with young people and individuals of other species.

Research interests

  • human-animal relations
  • childhoods
  • environmental education
  • everyday life