Ethical issues and the relationships between humans and other animal species


M.A. and PhD (Classics), University of California,, Berkeley; B.A. (Hon.), University of Manitoba


Dr. Shelton has taught at UCSB for 40 years, in the Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Classics.  She was Chair of the Environmental Studies Program 1997 - 2001.  Her research interests include the history and ethics of human relationships with other animal species.


“Beastly Spectacles in the Ancient Mediterranean World,” in A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity (Berg 2007), pp. 97-126.

“Exotic Species,” in The Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships (Greenwood 2007),pp. 345-352.

“Elephants as Enemies in Ancient Rome.”  Concentric 32 (2006),pp. 3-25.

“Dancing and Dying: The Display of Elephants in Ancient Roman Arenas,” in Daimonopylai (University of Manitoba Press 2004), pp. 363-382.

“The Contributions of Ancient Greek Philosophy to the Modern Debate about Animal Use,”  in Ancient Greece and the Modern World (University of Patras Press, 1998), pp. 85-93.

“Contracts with Animals:  Lucretius, De Rerum Natura.”  Between the Species 11 (1995), pp. 115-121.


Environmental Studies 146, Animals in Human Society