Is the Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English, and founding Director of 3CT: Center for Critical and Cultural Theory at Rice University. He publishes widely in areas such as animal studies and posthumanism, systems theory and pragmatism, biopolitics and biophilosophy, and American literature and culture, and he has written numerous pieces on art, music, architecture, and other kinds of non-literary culture.
Before the Law: Humans and Other Animals in a Biopolitical Frame. University of Chicago Press, 2013
What Is Posthumanism? Posthumanities. University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory. University of Chicago Press, 2003.