Veganism and Vegetarianism as Social Movement and Social Change.

A BSA Postgraduate Forum Event

11 April 2022 (09:30-16:30)
Room 002 Law and Management Building, University of York, Heslington East Campus, York, YO10 5GY (this building and room have wheel chair access)

About the Event

Papers are requested from PGRs interested in social movement vis-à-vis the choices behind Veganism and Vegetarianism. This event seeks to open discussion in the area of social change, therefore welcomes papers from those exploring people’s reasons for their changes in diet and the responses in farming, businesses and manufacturing to the social changes taking place. Further, papers are welcome from those exploring people forming and joining social movements which incorporate Veganism and Vegetarianism.

Keynote Speaker

  • Dr Corey Wrenn
    Lecturer in Sociology, Director of SSPSSR Graduate Studies Taught, Co-Director, Centre for the Study of Social and Political Movements, Co-Director of Studies, Political Sociology, School of Social Policy, University of Kent. Co-Founder, International Association of Vegan Sociologists, Past Chair, Animals & Society Section of the American Sociological Association, Research Advisory Committee Member of The Vegan Society, Advisory Board Member, Student Journal of Vegan Sociology, Editor, The Sociological Quarterly, Book Review Editor, Society & Animals.

Call for Papers

We welcome abstracts from PGR students who feel that their research fits within one or more of the following themes:

  • Veganism and/or Vegetarianism as lifestyle choice(s).
  • Veganism and/or Vegetarianism as a social movement(s).
  • Social change and corresponding changes vis-à-vis Veganism and/or Vegetarianism.
  • Changes in farming, business practices and manufacturing in response to changes vis-à-vis Veganism and/or Vegetarianism.
  • Animals and human interactions.

The aim of this day is to support postgraduate research students working within the field of social movements vis-à-vis Veganism and Vegetarianism. It offers the chance to share ideas in a supportive and friendly environment, whilst also providing an important opportunity to network.  To submit an abstract, please email Lyndsey Kramer by 7 March 2022.

Key Dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 7 March 2022
  • Programme announced and general registration open: 14 March 2022

COVID-19: this is a hybrid event with the possibility of attending online or in person. Those attending in person need to have an NHS COVID passport and are requested to have undertaken a lateral flow test (no proof required) within 24 hours of the event. Face coverings should be worn by all non-exempt adults in common areas.


  • BSA Member £5
  • Non-Member £15

Vegan lunch and refreshments included throughout the day. Please email Lyndsey Kramer if you have any food allergies.

Contact the Organiser

This event is hosted at the University of York and is being convened by Lyndsey Kramer from the Department of Sociology. For more information or to submit an abstract, please email Lyndsey Kramer.

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