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Mrs Ellie Atayee-Bennett

Mrs Ellie Atayee-Bennett

Research interests

  • Vegan Studies
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Late Modernity

More research

Connect with Ellie

Email: e.atayee-bennett@soton.ac.uk

Address: 58 Chamberlain Road, Highfield, SO17 1PS (View in Google Maps)

Research

Research interests

  • Vegan Studies
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Late Modernity
  • Food Studies

Current research

Ellie's research explores the sociology of veganism and religion within the context of late modern Great Britain, focusing specifically on everyday experience among Jewish, Christian, and Muslim vegans in the UK. She is interested in what is distinct about the religious vegan experience and what motivates religious individuals to embrace veganism. She is exploring various themes such as everyday experience, food practices, and understandings of both Abrahamic and vegan beliefs, practices, and values. She hopes her findings will also help to improve vegan advocacy efforts, so we can have more meaningful conversations with religious communities.

Ellie is a qualitative researcher and in her PhD, she is using a range of research methods, including semi-structured interviews, diary methods, participant observation, and an autoethnography. 

Ellie's supervisors are Dr Bindi Shah, Dr Emma Roe, and Dr Heidi Armbruster.

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