Kadri Aavik (she/her)
Associate Professor of Gender Studies, Tallinn University


Research Interests
Sociology of gender, gender studies, critical studies on men and masculinities, ecofeminism, vegan studies, critical animal studies, veganism, vegan men, narratives of becoming and living as vegan, qualitative methods, intersectionality.


Kadri Aavik (she) is an Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Tallinn University, Estonia, and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Her background is in gender studies and sociology. She works in sociology of gender (with a focus in critical studies on men and masculinities), critical animal studies and vegan studies—and their intersections. Her current research focuses on vegan men and masculinities. She uses qualitative methods in her research.

Key Publications

  • Aavik, Kadri; Velgan, Marta (2021). Vegan Men’s Food and Health Practices: A Recipe for a More Health-Conscious Masculinity? American Journal of Men’s Health, 15 (5), 1−14. DOI: 10.1177/15579883211044323.
  • Aavik, Kadri (2021). Vegan Men: Towards Greater Care for (Non)Human Others, Earth and Self. In: Pulé, Paul; Hultman, Martin (Ed.). Men, Masculinities, and Earth: Contending with the (m)Anthropocene (329−350). Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Aavik, Kadri (2020). Studying Privileged Men’s Career Narratives from an Intersectional Perspective: The Methodological Challenge of the Invisibility of Privilege. In: Aavik, Kadri; Bland, Clarice; Hoegaerts, Josephine; Salminen, Janne (Ed.). Men, Masculinities and the Modern Career: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives (217−240). De Gruyter Oldenbourg. DOI:  10.1515/9783110651874-012.
  • Aavik; Kadri (2019). Institutional resistance to veganism: constructing vegan bodies as deviant in medical encounters in Estonia. Health, 1−18. DOI: 10.1177/1363459319860571.
  • Aavik, Kadri (2019). The Rise of Veganism in Post-Socialist Europe: Making Sense of Emergent Vegan Practices and Identities in Estonia. In: Wright, Laura (Ed.). Through a Vegan Studies Lens: Textual Ethics and Lived Activism (151−170). University of Nevada Press.
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