We’re first and foremost academics, and as scientists, we use the scientific method to pose and answer questions. Basically, we study furries by attending furry conventions, asking questions, studying the answers, and comparing the results to other groups.
We use both quantitative and qualitative interdisciplinary methodologies to study furries and related fandoms to broaden the scientific literature and inform the general public’s understanding of these groups. The funding sought and awarded to our team goes to further our research agenda, fund student development, disseminate our scholarship to the public, and add to the scientific literature. To date our team has published extensively and leads the world in peer-reviewed scholarship on furries and the fandom.