BiographyElizabeth Cherry is Associate Professor of Sociology at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at Manhattanville College, where she teaches courses on environmental sociology, human-animal studies, culture, and theory. She also serves as Director of the Honors Program at Manhattanville College.
Her research focuses on human-animal studies, particularly veganism and animal rights activism. Her book, Culture and Activism: Animal Rights in France and the United States (Routledge, 2016), is based on interviews and extensive ethnographic fieldwork in both countries. The book shows how cultural beliefs, values, and practices at the international, national, and organizational levels shape the strategic and tactical choices available to activists, as well as why and how activists make the choices that they do.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Human-Animal Studies, Sociology of Food, Sociology of Culture, Social Movements, Environmental Sociology, Sociological Theory, Qualitative Methodology