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Dr Courtney Plante

Dr. Courtney Plante is a co-founder of, and the lead analyst at, the International Anthropomorphic Research Project, a team of social scientists studying members of the furry, therian, and brony communities. This work often involves studying the felt relationships people have with animals, including their attitudes toward animals and animal characters in media, their identification with animals, and dehumanization. Dr. Plante's work on these communities has been published in psychological, clinical, and fandom journals, as well as in a self-published book entitled FurScience. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Iowa State University, and is currently a sessional instructor at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 

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