Loredana Loy
Post-Doctoral Associate,
Department of Environmental Science & Policy
University of Miami


Research Interests
Societal responses to the climate and ecological crises/large scale societal transitions; environmental/climate change politics; representation of animals/animal advocacy in film and media.


Loredana Loy obtained her PhD in sociology from Cornell University, her MA in sociology and media from New York University, and her BSc in economics from Academy of Economic Studies, in Bucharest, Romania. Loredana is interested in the ways systems of power and politics intersect with cultural ideas to shape emerging transformative macro-trends, policy, and public discourse.

Key Publications

  • James Painter, J. Ettinger, D. C. Holmes, Loredana Loy, J. Pinto, L. M. Richardson, L. Thomas-Walters, K. Vowles, R. Wetts. 2023. “Climate Delay Discourses Present in Global Mainstream Television Coverage of the IPCC’s 2021 Report.” Communications Earth & Environment. 4(1):1–12. doi: 10.1038/s43247-023-00760-2.
  • Loy, Loredana. 2022. “Experts and the Politicization of Climate Change in Congress. A Case Study of the Environmental Protection Agency (1983–2015).” Science and Public Policy. 49(5):699-713. doi: 10.1093/scipol/scac020.
  • Brulle, Robert J., G. Hall, Loredana Loy, and K. Schell-Smith. 2021. “Obstructing Action: Foundation Funding and US Climate Change Counter-Movement Organizations.” Climatic Change 166(1–2):17. doi: 10.1007/s10584-021-03117-w.
  • Loy, Loredana. “About a Speech: The Media’s Reaction to a Celebrity Advocacy Intervention.” Forthcoming in Activism On and Off Screen. Edited by Claire Parkinson and Lara Herring. Sydney University Press.
  • Loy, Loredana. 2017. “Media Activism and Advocacy: What’s Film Got to Do with it?” In Critical Animal and Media Studies, edited by Nùria Almiron. London: Routledge.
  • Loy, Loredana. 2015. “Representations of Animal Advocacy in Film.” In Lives Beyond Us: Essays on the Film Reality of Animals, edited by Kristin Irving & Seb Manley. London: Sidekick Books.


Student supervision

Loredana is happy to provide direction and help any students interested in critical animal studies!


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