Mo Constantine, 2018-2019
Mo is a first year in the Masters of Arts in Critical Sociology program at Brock, focusing on Critical Animal Studies and food justice. Mo is originally from California and did his undergrad in Massachusetts, studying film and food justice. For the past five years he has been engaged in animal liberation activism and his current research focuses on understanding how to do effective activism in socially conservative communities. Through studying the emerging food justice, vegan, and environmental justice concerns in Bakersfield, California – his hometown and one of the largest agricultural producing areas in North America – Mo hopes to use his work as a case study, detailing the disconnect between activists and community members and trying to understand what is needed to address these issues in a way that is effective and community-building rather than divisive.