Congratulations to former Consortium fellow Abe Gibson, who recently secured a book contract with Cambridge University Press for a revision of his dissertation, Born to Be Feral: An Evolutionary History of Domestic Animals in the American South. This spring Gibson made presentations at the Southern History of Science and Technology Conference, the American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting, and the Evolution and Ethics Conference in Tallahassee, Florida. On June 6 he will present on “Counting the Animals: Insights from the 2012 Agricultural Census,” at the Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting in Lexington, Kentucky. Gibson was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Consortium in 2014-2015. Read more about Abe's research as a fellow of the Consortium here.