As a doctoral student at the University of Coimbra, I am developing a thesis on the deconstruction of carnophallogocentric subjectivity. I am interested in understanding how the concept of animality plays into our conception of the human subject; ultimately, I aim at reshaping - aided by Derrida's philosophy - the notion of the (traditionally anthropocentric) subject in order to not only fit other animals as ethical subjects, but also to highlight animality in human beings.