Sean Meighoo

Director of Graduate Studies, Comparative Literature

Associate Professor, Comparative Literature


Research Interests: Continental philosophy and literary theory; Marxism and cultural studies; race and postcolonial theory; feminism and queer theory; animal studies and ecocriticism; Caribbean diaspora studies.

Office: S410 Callaway

Phone: 404-727-8806



Sean Meighoo is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Emory University and founding member of the Animal Studies Society (ASS).  He is the author of The End of the West and Other Cautionary Tales (Columbia UP, 2016).  His work has also appeared in the journals Small Axe, Cultural Critique, Journal for Critical Animal Studies, and Humanimalia as well as in the volumes Nation Dance: Religion, Identity, and Cultural Difference in the Caribbean (Indiana UP, 2001) and Beastly Morality: Animals as Ethical Agents (Columbia UP, 2015).


The End of the West and Other Cautionary Tales (Columbia University Press, 2016); “Human Language, Animal Code, and the Question of Beeing,” Humanimalia 8, no. 2 (Spring 2017): 27-45; “The Function of HumAnimAllegory,” Humanities 6, no. 1 (March 2017): 2; “HumAnI(m)Morality,” in Beastly Morality: Animals as Ethical Agents (Columbia University Press, 2015): 52-62; “Suffering Humanism, or the Suffering Animal.”  Journal for Critical Animal Studies 12, no. 3 (August 2014): 50-74.