Paul Waldau is a scholar working at the intersection of animals studies, ethics, religion, law and cultural studies. He is currently the Barker Lecture in Animal Law at Harvard Law School and President of the Religion and Animals Institute. From 2004 through 2008 Paul was the Director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy at Tufts University School of Veterinary medicine. He is the author or editor of five books, including two that will appear in 2010. These are The Animal Invitation: Religion, Law, Science and Ethics in a More-than-Human World from Columbia University Press and Animal Rights in the "What Everyone Needs to Know" series from Oxford University Press.