Other-Than-Human Narratives of Identity

This project focuses on the experience of those who identify as Otherkin, Therian, Vampire, Elven, or other Other-than-Human, as well as those who identify as Furry or Brony.  These diverse communities raise interesting questions as to how we form and maintain our identities in the modern world.  We are interested in how people come to identify as such, what it means to them to do so, and how this affects their lives.  The project seeks to generate understanding of diverse experiences and identities through understanding the stories of how people make sense of their lives and experience.

There are, essentially, two projects:  the first focuses specifically on spiritual identity, the second on identity more generally.  Participants can be part of one project or the other, or both.  Details of each project can be found on the relevant pages.

Spirituality in the modern age

Other-than-human identities

To date we have conducted a number of interviews with members of the Otherkin, Therian, and vampire communities, and with some members of the Furry community. We invite anyone to contact us via email or telephone to discuss participation in our research.

For more information please see  Information for Participants , or join one of our Facebook groups where the information sheet and consent form are accessible.

Contact Information:

Emails:  Clive Baldwin  –  baldwin@stu.ca 

               Lauren Ripley  –  hlhnd@stu.ca

Phone- (506) 452 9596 or (902) 217 2726