Chris Pearson is Reader in Twentieth Century History at the University of Liverpool. His research initially focused on the environmental history of war in modern France, and he is the author of two well-received books on the subject. He has since built a reputation in animal history with a series of academic articles that have appeared in leading history journals, and a book, Dogopolis: How Dogs and Humans Made Modern London, New York, and Paris (Chicago University Press, 2021).
He is currently part of a team researching Indian street dogs in a project funded by a grant from the Welcome Trust. Chris also runs the Sniffing the Past blog and has developed a smart phone app of the same name that allows users to explore the human-canine histories of London, New York, and Paris. He lives in Chester with his wife, two boys and his Bedlington-Whippet cross, Cassie.
His new book, Collared: The Making of Modern Dogs, is forthcoming from Profile.
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