This project began as a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship in
2000, for which I am very grateful. I am also indebted to Ian Wilmut
and his colleagues at the Roslin Institute, which I was able to visit in
2000 and again in 2001 for highly educational research tours of the
facility. There, I also met Dolly and her many flock-mates, who were
as charmingly intractable as I had heard. The opportunity to spend
time with Thelma Rowell and her flock of feral Soay sheep in York-
made delicacies that provided me with insight into many aspects of
animal socialityof which I was unaware, as well as aspects of myown
I had never noticed. I am very indebted toThelma for her generosity,
hospitality, and wisdom about sheep in particular, and life in gen-
eral. Thank you also to Glen and Dan Shapiro for an introduction to
your Blue-faced Leicester flock on Hazelwood Farm and many con-
versations about ‘‘sheepwatching.’’ Lastly, I owe considerable thanks
to the Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’s Stem Cell Consortium, in par-
ticular Peter Braude, Sue Pickering, and Stephen Minger, who have
enabled me to learn from them about stem cell science, embryology,
and developmental biology.
The number of individuals who have assisted in the intellectual
journey that accompanied the writing of Dolly Mixtures is almost as
vast as the number of people who should be thanked for putting up
with endless sheep jokes. In Britain, I owe a big thanks to my former
Lancaster colleagues, especially Alan Holland, Maureen McNeil, and
Jackie Stacey, as well as my BIOS Centre colleagues at the London
In the United States, I have to thank Lauren Berlant for leading
me to the sheep entry in the Encyclopedia Britannica, and Charis
Champaign, where Elizabeth Franklin helped to remind me of the
like to thank Sue Hawes for hosting my visit to Monash, and Elspeth
Probyn, whose hospitality at the University of Sydney enabled the
writing up of the final draft of Dolly Mixtures. In Canada I would like
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