CfHAS research theme: representational practices and cultural understanding
- ‘Pathways to Veganism: exploring effective messages in vegan transition‘. This 12 month project is funded by The Vegan Society (PI: Professor Claire Parkinson, CI: Dr Richard Twine, RA: Dr Naomi Griffin).
- Digital Animalities (2015-2019) SSHRC funded project. PI CfHAS Visiting Professor Professor Jody Berland (York University, Canada). Co-I: Professor Claire Parkinson.
- Animals, anthropomorphism and culture – forthcoming book by Professor Claire Parkinson
- PhD Project: ‘Reframing the animal‘ (EvaMarie Lindahl).
- Animal activism and communication strategies (Dr Paddy Hoey).
CfHAS research theme: climate change and sustainability
This research theme focuses on relationships between climate change, sustainability, foods of animal origin, biodiversity loss and plant-based diets. Work in this area also explores human-animal relationships in the context of food and food systems, engaging with key themes of social justice and health and wellbeing.
- Dr Richard Twine – Understanding Vegan Transition. This project examines veganism as an example of a sustainable food transition. Applying a practice theory framework to empirical data from qualitative interviews with a sample of UK based vegans, the project aims to yield conceptual tools which afford greater understanding of the experience and process of vegan transition.
- CfHAS researchers contributed to Sustainable Food Lancashire and to the development of the Sustainable Food Charter: http://sustainablefoodcities.org/findacity/cityinformation/userid/64
CfHAS research theme: health and wellbeing
- ‘FEEDing the World? A ‘Critical Animal Discourse Analysis of Global Food / Nutrition Discourse and Policy’ (Abigail Masefield)