The Reality of Octopus Farming

Jennifer Jacquet, Ph.D.

Jennifer Jacquet

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies at New York University

Jennifer Jacquet is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Director of XE: Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement at NYU. She is also deputy director of NYU's Center for Environmental and Animal Protection. Her research focuses on animals and the environment, Agnotology, and attribution and responsibility in the Anthropocene.

She authored two books: IS SHAME NECESSARY? (Pantheon/Penguin, 2015) and THE PLAYBOOK: HOW TO DENY SCIENCE, SELL LIES, AND MAKE A KILLING IN THE CORPORATE WORLD. She is the recipient of a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan research fellowship and a 2016 Pew fellowship in marine conservation. You can learn more about her work at