Nathan Poirier

Nathan  Poirier
  • PhD Alum
  • Department of Sociology
  • M.S. Canisius College 2017
  • M.A. Western Michigan University 2014
  • B.A. Aquinas College 2011


Nathan Poirier


Nathan Poirier completed a PhD student in Sociology with specializations in Animal Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Aquinas College, an M.A. in mathematics from Western Michigan University, and an M.S. in Anthrozoology from Canisius College. His master’s thesis for Canisius critically examined the landscape of in vitro meat, focusing on its discourse, comparisons to vegetarianism, and potential cultural implications. Nathan has a wide array of academic interests, but his main interests include consistent anti-oppression, anarchism, veganism, human overpopulation, resource consumption, radical social movements, and critical pedagogy. Nathan is currently planning a dissertation to investigate links between proponents of "in vitro meat" and animal agribusiness.


  • Animal Studies
  • Women’s & Gender Studies


Poirier, Nathan, and Joshua Russell. 2019. “Does In Vitro Meat Constitute Animal Liberation?” Journal of Animal Ethics, 9(2). 

Poirier, Nathan, Rebecca Carden, Hilary McIlroy, and Courtney Moran. 2019. “Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: Fauna-criticism and Black Beauty.” Animalia: An Anthrozoology Journal.

Poirier, Nathan. 2018. “The Continued Devaluation of Vegetarianism in Light of In Vitro Meat.” Journal for Critical Animal Studies,15(5).

Poirier, Nathan. 2018. “Technical Difficulties: Toward a Critical, Reflexive Stance on In Vitro Meat.” Animalia: An Anthrozoology Journal,3(2).

Tomasello, Sarah, and Nathan Poirier. 2018. “The Intersectionality of Wildlife Conservation and Indigenous Rights.” Green Theory and Praxis, 11(1).

Poirier, Nathan, and Sarah Tomasello. 2017. “Polar Similar: Intersections of Anthropology and Conservation.”Animalia: An Anthrozoology Journal, 3(1).