Lecturer, Department of Government
Sparsha Saha is a Lecturer at Harvard University. She teaches a course on animal agriculture and politics, which explores the ethical, environmental, and health costs of animal agriculture. Her current research, the first of its kind in academia, considers how policymakers are constrained by voters when they bring up issues involving animals and what they can do to best frame their message if they want to "start talking about meat." There is not much time left for our species to address and reverse climate change. Our attitudes toward animals, how we expand our moral circle to include them, is central to this challenge in still unrecognized ways, addressing some of the root causes of our environmental dilemmas, including anthropocentrism.