Nodin de Saillan
PhD Student

Nodin is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of English focusing on the environmental history of Great Britain and specifically the relationship between humans and wildlife as it has been shaped in legal, religious, and cultural contexts. By chronicling the history of wildlife regulation beginning in the fourteenth century, he is working to trace the development of human perceptions of animals based on the binary of useful and useless and how this perception has affected populations of specific animal species as well as modern Western society’s relationship to the natural world more generally.