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I am a PhD Candidate in Sociology at Harvard University. Based five years of fieldwork and over 150 interviews I conducted for my dissertation, I am writing a book called: How It All Vegan: The Inside Story of Icons, Informers, and Innovators Who Changed Food ForeverIn 2020 and 2021, I will be jointly appointed as a Visiting Scholar in the Animal Law & Policy Program at Harvard Law School and the Sustainable Food Initiative at University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.


At Harvard, my work has been featured at the Cambridge Forumon the Veritalk podcast, and in the Harvard Gazette & Harvard MagazineIt has also been covered by media outlets including Refinery29, The Telegraph, and The Atlantic.

My academic work is generously supported by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Harvard University. I hold a Certificate of Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.

Contact: ninagheihman@fas.harvard.edu