Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M. is an internationally-acclaimed speaker, award-winning author, a Harvard-educated psychologist, and professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Joy is best known for her pioneering work on carnism, introduced in her book "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows." Joy has given her acclaimed carnism presentation across the United States as well as internationally. Joy is also the author of "Strategic Action for Animals" and she is the founder and president of the Carnism Awareness and Action Network.