Vegans of Color

Because we don’t have the luxury of being single-issue

USA Survey on Vegans and Race/Ethnic Identity August 27, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Amie "Breeze" Harper @ 2:44 pm

If you are vegan and living in the USA, please answer my research survey on Vegans and Race/Ethnicity:

Information about the survey:


If you are vegan and live in the USA, please help me with my research!

I am a PhD student in Critical Food Geographies at UC Davis. I am also the author of the upcoming book Sistah Vegan: Black female vegans on food, identity, health, and society. You can find my works at and

I am trying to map the racial/ethnic identifications of vegans in the USA. This research will eventually be part of a book I am working on. The survey is 5 questions long and will literally take 1 minute. I appreciate your time.

You can email me at breezeharper (at) gmail (dot) com if you have questions.


10 Responses to “USA Survey on Vegans and Race/Ethnic Identity”

  1. Elaine Vigneault Says:

    Do you want this survey to get more attention? Do you want me to post it elsewhere?

  2. Erica Says:

    I did your survey! Your book sounds amazing! Congrats. I was wondering, what exactly does a Critical Food Geography (?) major study in general. Are other people in your program vegan? Thanks

    • I am in the Graduate Geography Group at UC Davis. It’s an interdisciplinary group, ranging from people who soil sciences, to GIS, to environmentalism, to urban green design, to cultural and human geography. I’m more focused in cultural and human geography, looking at how place and space affect or form cultures.

      Critical Food geography would be looking at how space and place affect food. You can approach it from many different angles, but I’m looking at it through the lens of Critical Race Theory, Critical Whiteness Theory, and Black feminist theories. The “Food” of “foodways” I’ve chosen to look at through these lenses are veganism. Though I’m interested in whiteness, I’m also interested in looking at black female vegans. I hope this helps.

  3. Thus far, and in less than 72 hours, more than 500 people have responded to the survey!

    • Elaine Vigneault Says:

      Will SurveyMonkey tell you where the responders came from? I mean, does it give you “traffic sources” / “referring sites”? That could help you determine the methods that work best to get survey responses for future surveys. And it could also tell you what groups of web users aren’t being reached.

  4. […] You can find Harper’s works at and I found this announcement of the survey online at Vegans Of Color. […]

  5. Anonymous Says:

    The survey shows that about 67% of the respondents identify as white or of Europeans descent. I’m only reporting this right now because what eventually led me to create this survey was because I needed to know that particular percent.

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