|Present||Content Contributor, The Animal Studies Repository|
|Present||Director of Gender Studies, Monmouth University|
|Present||Lecturer of Sociology, Monmouth University|
|2016||Ph.D., Colorado State University ‐ Sociology|
|2008||M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ‐ Sociology|
|2005||B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ‐ Political Science|
How to Help When It Hurts? Think Systemic Animal Studies Journal (2018)
To resolve a moral dilemma created by the rescue of carnivorous species from exploitative situations who must rely on the flesh of other vulnerable species to survive, Cheryl Abbate applies the guardianship principle in proposing ...
Recent Works (9)
Trump Veganism: A Political Survey of American Vegans in the Era of Identity Politics Societies (2017)
Often stereotyped as being apathetic to the human suffering, the American vegan movement has historically failed to build alliances with other social justice movements. As intersectional feminism gains a foothold in the movement and external ...
Skeptics and “The White Stuff” : Promotion of Cows’ Milk and Other Nonhuman Animal Products in the Skeptic Community as Normative Whiteness Dietary Choice and Foods of Animal Origin (2017)
This article discusses a dairy advertising campaign featuring skeptic Derren Brown. I explore the various health claims made in the ads as well as a report Brown featured on his website that claimed consumption of ...
Fat Vegan Politics: A Survey of Fat Vegan Activists’ Online Experiences with Social Movement Sizeism Dietary Choice and Foods of Animal Origin (2017)
The author examines the consequences of stigma strategies in vegan activism as it is experienced by fat vegan activists. The fat politics of veganism in online spaces is examined in data provided by a 2016 ...
An Analysis of Diversity in Nonhuman Animal Rights Media Diversity and Social Movements (2016)
Lack of diversity in the ranks as well as a failure to resonate with disadvantaged groups and other anti-oppression movements has been cited as one important barrier to the American Nonhuman Animal rights movement’s success ...
Review of Our Children and Other Animals Between the Species (2016)
Cole and Stewart’s 2014 release, Our Children and Other Animals: The Cultural Construction of Human-Animal Relations in Childhood, offers an important sociological contribution to liberatory vegan research. The book's primary value is its critical examination ...
Social Movement Prostitution: A Case Study in Nonhuman Animal Rights Activism and Vegan Pimping Animal Rights Movement (2016)
This article explores the sexual objectification of female-identified volunteers in social movements as a form of tactical prostitution, arguing that tactical prostitution constitutes a violation of the dignity of women in social movement spaces, while ...
White Women Wanted? An Analysis of Gender Diversity in Social Justice Magazines Diversity and Social Movements (2016)
The role of media in collective action repertoires has been extensively studied, but media as an agent of socialization in social movement identity is less understood. It could be that social movement media is normalizing ...
Featured Works (3)
Pussy Grabs Back: Bestialized Sexual Politics and Intersectional Failure in Protest Posters for the 2017 Women's March Feminist Media Studies (2018)
The women’s march on Washington on January 21 2017 and its more than 600 sister marches across the world was characterized by its distinctly feline theme. Most notable were the pink pussy hats and a ...
Fifty Shades of Oppression: Unexamined Sexualized Violence against Women and Other Animals Animal Cruelty and Abuse (2014)
This article examines a chicken cookbook that parodies a popular pornography novel “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Applying Carol J. Adams’ theory of intersecting oppression, I argue that the cookbook exemplifies the sexual objectification of women ...
Research Works (9)
The Medicalization of Nonhuman Animal Rights: Frame Contestation and the Exploitation of Disability Animal Rights Movement (2015)
Nonhuman Animal rights activists are sometimes dismissed as ‘crazy’ or irrational by countermovements seeking to protect status quo social structures. Social movements themselves often utilize disability narratives in their claims-making as well. In this article, ...
The Role of Professionalization Regarding Female Exploitation in the Nonhuman Animal Rights Movement Animal Rights Movement (2015)
Adams (2004, The pornography of meat. London: The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd), Deckha (2008, Disturbing images: PETA and the feminist ethics of animal advocacy. Ethics and the environment, 13(2), 35–76), Gaarder (2011, Women and ...
Abolition Then and Now: Tactical Comparisons Between the Human Rights Movement and the Modern Nonhuman Animal Rights Movement in the United States Animal Rights Movement (2014)
This article discusses critical comparisons between the human and nonhuman abolitionist movements in the United States. The modern nonhuman abolitionist movement is, in some ways, an extension of the anti-slavery movement of the eighteenth and ...
A Critique of Single-Issue Campaigning and the Importance of Comprehensive Abolitionist Vegan Advocacy Animal Rights Movement (2013)
A popular tactic in the professional nonhuman animal rights movement is to utilize species-specific or issue-specific campaigns to increase public concern, motivate participation and extend movement support. This article challenges this traditional tactic of moderate ...
Resonance of Moral Shocks in Abolitionist Animal Rights Advocacy: Overcoming Contextual Constraints Animal Rights Movement (2013)
Jasper and Poulsen (1995) have long argued that moral shocks are critical for recruitment in the nonhuman animal rights movement. Building on this, Decoux (2009) argues that the abolitionist faction of the nonhuman animal rights ...
Abolitionist Animal Rights: Critical Comparisons and Challenges Within the Animal Rights Movement Animal Rights Movement (2012)
The abolitionist movement is an emergent and radical approach to nonhuman animal rights. Calling for a complete cessation in nonhuman animal use through the abolishing of property status for nonhuman animals and an adoption of ...
Applying Social Movement Theory to Nonhuman Rights Mobilization and the Importance of Faction Hierarchies Animal Rights Movement (2012)
This paper offers an exploratory analysis of social movement theory as it relates to the nonhuman animal rights movement. Individual participant motivations and experiences, movement resource mobilization, and movement relationships with the public, the political ...
Resisting the Globalization of Speciesism: Vegan Abolitionism as a Site for Consumer-Based Social Change Globalization and Social Movements (2011)
Globalization has exacerbated speciesism both socially and economically. Veganism and its subsequent labeling schemes have arisen as an important political site of resistance to growing non-human animal inequality. This paper explores globalization‘s impact on non-human ...