Shira Shmuely studies the intersection between legal history and history of science, and the history and theory of human-animal relations. She explores the history of British anti-cruelty laws and their relations to scientific understandings of animal bodies and pain. Shira is interested in the history of physiology and anesthesia, and the regulation of experiments.
Shira holds an LL.B and LL.M degrees from Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. After law school, she clerked at the Supreme Court of Israel.
environmental history; human-animal relationships; law and science; law and society; critical theory