IAVS 2024 Committee


Newsletter Editor

Victoria Brockett

Victoria Brockett is a doctoral student in the Sociology Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Her research interests lie at the nexus of race and gender, the sociology of health and illness, and social movements, with a particular focus on inequalities, feminist epistemologies, food systems, and health activism.  Her master’s research leveraged quantitative and novel experimental methods to examine how social location shapes ideas surrounding the meaning and goals of veganism. Victoria currently serves as the student representative council member of the American Sociological Association’s section on Animals & Society.


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Łucja Lange

Assistant Professor at University of Lodz, Poland. Doctor of sociology with MA in cultural anthropology and theatre studies. She explores the experience of diversity, disease, death, mourning and homelessness—both human and animal. Interested in the issue of therapy through photography—as a therapist and a researcher. Private website: https://www.langelucja.pl/

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Lauren-Marie Kennedy

Lauren-Marie is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Dundee with a background in Art & Design. Her research has a sociological focus and she is especially interested in vegan-feminism, social justice, overlapping oppressions between human and non-human beings, vegaphobic media, and geographical veganism.

Blog Editor

Leanne Cooper

Leanne is a PhD student in sociology at the University of Aberdeen. She has a BA (Hons) in Media Studies and an MSc in Sociology. Her research focus is on the decision-making strategies of vegans and how they negotiate themselves in a non-vegan world. This is done by looking at how vegans experience the everyday in terms of institutional and social contexts; how the state use or implement legislation, law, and human rights; and veganism as a protected belief. Leanne is also interested in gender, environmental issues, and veganism through a queer feminist lens.


Research Lab Coordinator: TBA


The International Association of Vegan Sociology is now accepting Expressions of Interest for our 2025 Committee (January 2025-December 2025). These are 12 month volunteer terms, with positions to be re-advertised every October to fill the position in the following year.

Click on the links below for more information about the roles available.

To apply for a role please send a short (300 word max) expression of interest to info@vegansociology.com  outlining your interest, availability, and any relevant experience by the 31st October.