PhD Candidate, Sociology Department, Cornell University
The backlash against plant-based food systems, climate change politics.
Loredana Loy is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at Cornell University. She received an MA in sociology and media studies from New York University and a BS from Bucharest University of Economic Studies. Her current doctoral dissertation research is focused on the evolution of climate discourse in the United States. Along with a collaborator from Brown University, she is working on a project exploring the backlash against efforts towards the transition to a plant-based food system as a proposed solution to the climate and ecological crisis. Loredana manages the American Sociological Association Animals & Society section’s social media presence and has served as the section’s newsletter editor.
- Loredana Loy. Forthcoming. “About a Speech: The Media’s Reaction to a Celebrity Advocacy Intervention.” In Animal Activism On and Off Screen. Edited by Claire Parkinson and Lara Herring. Sidney University Press.
- Brulle, Robert J., Galen Hall, Loredana Loy, and Kennedy Schell-Smith. 2021. “Obstructing Action: Foundation Funding and US Climate Change Counter-Movement Organizations.” Climatic Change 166(1–2):17.
- Wrenn Corey, Loredana Loy, and Bonnie Berry. 2020. “COVID-19, Animals, and Us: Human Supremacy as an Environmental Pathology.” ASA Footnotes 48(3).
- Loredana Loy. 2017. “Media Activism and Advocacy: What’s Film Got to Do with It?” In Critical Animal and Media Studies. Edited by Nuria Almiron, Mathew Cole, and Carrie Packwood. London: Routledge.
- Loredana Loy. 2015. “Representations of Animal Advocacy in Film.” In Lives Beyond Us: Essays on the Film Reality of Animals. Edited by Kristin Irving and Seb Manley. London: Sidekick Books.
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