Vegan Studies Bibliography

This brief bibliography was compiled by Laura Wright, author of The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror(University of Georgia Press) and Through a Vegan Studies Lens (University of Nevada Press).

  • Adams, Carol J. The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory. New York: Continuum, 1990.
  • Castricano, Jodey and Ramus R. Simonsen, eds. Critical Perspectives on Veganism. Palgrave, 2016.
  • Cherry, Elizabeth. “Veganism as a Cultural Movement: A Relational Approach.” Social Movement Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, 2006, pp. 155-70.
  • “Definition of Veganism.” The Vegan Society, n.d.,
  • Accessed 8 Aug. 2017.
  • Freudenberg, Nicholas and Diana Johnson. “Race, Racism, and Food Justice: Reflections.” Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center, 12 Mar. 2015, Accessed 5 Sept. 2017.
  • Harper, A. Breeze, ed. Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society. Lantern Books, 2010.
  • Gaard, Greta. “Speaking of Animal Bodies.” Hypatia, vol. 27, no. 3, 2012, pp. 520-6. (all of the essays in this issue of Hypatia are important)
  • McDonald, Barbara. “`Once You Know Something, You Can’t Not Know It’: An Empirical Look at Becoming Vegan.” Society and Animals, vol. 8, no. 1, 2000, pp. 1-23.
  • McKay, Robert. “What Kind of Literary Animal Studies do we Want, or Need?” MFS, vol. 60, no. 3, 2014, pp. 636-44.
  • Quinn, Emelia and Benjamin Westwood, eds. Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture: Towards a Vegan Theory. Palgrave, 2019.
  • Twine, Richard. “Vegan Killjoys at the Table—Contesting Happiness and Negotiating Relationships with Food Practices.” Societies, No. 4, 2014, 623-639.
  • Wolfe, Cary. “Human All Too Human: ‘Animal Studies and the Humanities.’” PMLA, vol. 124, No. 2, 2009, 564–575.
  • Wright, Laura. The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror. U of Georgia P, 2015.
  • —, ed. Through a Vegan Studies Lens: Textual Ethics and Lived Activism. U of Nevada P, 2019.
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