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Nina Gheihman

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Nina Gheihman

Nina Gheihman is a PhD student in sociology at Harvard University. She received both her undergraduate and Master's degrees at the University of Toronto in Canada. Her dissertation is a comparative study of veganism as a social and cultural practice, in the US, France, and Israel. Gheihman's broader research interests center on culture, status, and comparative sociology.

She is a co-author with Professor Lorne Tepperman of Habits of Inequality, published by Oxford University Press in 2013. The book analyzes the patterned nature of macrosociological processes of inequality across nations and their societal consequences. Currently, Gheihman is working on three projects: her dissertation on veganism, a paper about how people in positions of power think about their place on the social ladder, and another paper about men's sexual culture in Malawi.

Gheihman was born in Moldova, a tiny Eastern European nation formerly part of a country that no longer exists - the Soviet Union. Immigrating to Canada at seven years of age, I grew up in Toronto. She speaks both Russian and French.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • PhD Student in Sociology, Harvard University
  • Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University