Arnie Arluke

Arnie Arluke, (PhD, NYU; Postdoc, Harvard) is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University. His research examines conflicts and contradictions in human-animal relationships, especially those involving animal mistreatment. He has published over 100 articles and chapters, along with twelve books, ranging from the study of how humane law enforcement officers interpret and apply anti-cruelty laws (Brute Force: Animal Police and the Challenge of Cruelty) to the challenges of managing dog hoarding cases (Inside Animal Hoarding). His research has received awards from the American Sociological Association, the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, the International Association for Human-Animal Interaction Organizations, and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.