Courtney "Nuka" Plante

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Dr. Courtney "Nuka" Plante is a social psychologist and co-founder of the Anthropomorphic Research Project. He graduated from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 2014 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Iowa State University. He associates with the Ontario Furries, Alberta Furries and Kitchener-Waterloo Furries.

Nuka has been collaborating with Dr. Kathy Gerbasi ("Dr. G") and several other social psychology researchers for the past several years in the scientific study of furries and the international furry fandom. Over the past six years, he as conducted research at Anthrocon, Texas Furry Fiesta, Oklacon, and Furnal Equinox. He has given talks about the furry research at numerous venues, including the above furry conventions, UBCon 2012, and a number of guest lectures in university psychology and sociology courses. He is a guest contributor for [adjective][species] and for Fur What It's Worth. His research has been published in several chapters in Furries Among Us, and has been featured in a variety of news outlets and magazines.

The nickname "Nuka" and some of the details of his fursona come from the character Nuka from artist Melissa Jewell (a.k.a Nukascrue) and her (no longer operating) website Mewtopia.

His fursona (and fursuit) is a neon-blue kitty (often wearing some kind of lab coat and goggles) with a love of marshmallows, Lego and science.

Nuka is featured, with other fursuiters, on a furry episode of National Geographic Channel's Taboo.[1]

Nuka has been diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome.


  1. Video: National Geographic profiles fursuiters on 'Taboo' - GreenReaper, Flayrah (19 December 2011)

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