This week I was featured in the first ever episode of the new podcast series, The Sociology & Animals Podcast, hosted by Dr. Corey Wrenn, the 2019/2020 Chair of the Animals and Society Section of the American Sociological Association. This series interviews folks using species-inclusive sociology in a variety of academic and applied fields of research, … Continue reading New Sociology and Animals Podcast featuring Dr Trent
I've been trying to write this blog for over two months. But, like many, recent times have stripped me of much of my motivation and feeling of hope for the future. It is hard to feel like fighting when I'm wondering what I'm fighting for. I keep thinking: Do we want to return to normal? … Continue reading A Pandemic of our own making: a reflection on COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter
The claim that veganism is for the elite includes: 1. Only rich people can afford to be vegan 2. Veganism was invented by rich, white people 3. ating a vegan diet means you are hurting poor people by eating more soy, etc.
A lack of sociodemographic diversity within the sample suggests that campaigns are reaching overlapping populations that include a disproportionate percentage of female, white, high income, and university-educated individuals. As I have discussed previously, researchers have found that individuals from minority groups may feel ostracized from campaigns due to the perpetuation of normative conceptions of veg*nism … Continue reading How can campaigns reach more diverse populations?
Brighton VegFest this year has a few amazing streams going on, which I am SO excited about! First is Christopher Sebastian McJetter's Radical Veganism summit. Second is Animal Think Tank's Movement Building Stream. And third is the Vegan Activists Hub! I'll be speaking on Saturday, March 23 at 3pm as part of the Radical Veganism … Continue reading Upcoming talk at Brighton VegFest
This blog post includes data from research into seven UK-based reduction and vegan campaigns, drawing on the largest sample of meat reducers, pescatarians, vegetarians, and vegans in any research project to date (n=1,587). Research was conducted for my PhD in Social Policy at the University of Kent, using a mixed-methods, longitudinal approach. Within sample populations, … Continue reading A lack of diversity amongst UK reduction and vegan campaigns
I confess I have been a huge fan of Our Hen House and the incredible work of Mariann and Jasmin for many years. So, when I knew I would have the opportunity to meet Mariann Sullivan at the End of Meat Conference in Berlin last year, I was thrilled. I confess it took me several … Continue reading Our Hen House: Featuring Me!!
Advocating for sustainability and non-human animals can be a massive endeavour. It can feel overwhelming and as though there is no time or energy left to care about anything else. However, we can all be a part of the problem, even when we are trying to be a part of the solution. Building a sustainable future … Continue reading On embracing intersectionality