Speaker Profile

Melanie Joy

Dr. Melanie Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist, celebrated speaker, and author
of the award-winning book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and We ar Cows. Dr. Joy is
the eighth recipient of the Institute of Jainology’s Ahimsa Award, which was
previously awarded to Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. Her work has been
featured by numerous national and international media outlets, including the BBC,
ABC Australia, NPR, and the New York Times. Dr. Joy has given her acclaimed
carnism presentation on six continents, and the video of her recent TEDx talk on
carnism is in the top 1% of the most-viewed TEDx talks of all time. She is also the
founder and president of the charitable organization Beyond Carnism.

Melanie Joy


Beyond Carnism, Founder & President