Steffen Hirth

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Steffen Hirth

University of Münster - Coordinator
Germany

I am an early career researcher with a PhD in Sociology and a background in Human Geography. I obtained my PhD at the University of Manchester’s Sustainable Consumption Institute. My research focus is on practice change and the reconfiguration of food systems towards sustainable production and consumption. Since reducing animal-sourced foods matters to sustainability transformations, my thesis examined the material-discursive boundaries of what is “vegan” by example of both dietary identities and organic agriculture certified as livestock-free. My postdoctoral research addressed links between producer discourses about “good” food and consumer practices (University of Graz) as well as packaging and food waste of “on-the-go” provision (University of Manchester).