BARBARA J. KING is emerita professor of anthropology at William & Mary and a freelance science writer. The author of seven books including How Animals Grieve, Personalities on the Plate: The Lives and Minds of Animals We Eat, and the forthcoming (March) Animals’ Best Friends: Putting Compassion to Work for Animals in Captivity and in the Wild, she focuses on animal emotion and cognition and the ethics of our relating with animals. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, NPR, Aeon, the TLS, and Undark. Barbara is a frequent media guest on radio and TV shows, such as “Species Unite” podcast, interviewed by Elizabeth Novogratz, and has enjoyed doing science outreach at places like the 92nd St Y; the National Academy of Sciences’ Science & Entertainment Exchange “science speed dating” night; and the 2019 Vancouver TED conference. Interact with Barbara on Twitter @bjkingape.

Watch her full TEDxVancouver talk: Grief and Love in the Animal Kingdom