Gillian Moise

Position Title
PhD Candidate



  • Master of Arts in Sociology, University of California, Davis
  • Master of Public Policy, George Washington University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, St. John’s University


Gillian is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Davis. Currently, Gillian is working on a dissertation project that uses data gleaned from qualitative interviews to analyze the experiences of Black vegan or plant-based adults and their motivations for choosing this lifestyle.

Research Focus

  • Racial and ethnic relations
  • Environmental sociology
  • Sociology of culture
  • Social movements


University of California, Davis

Teaching Assistant: Self and Society (SOC 2), Introduction to Social Research (SOC 46A and 46B), Multicultural Studies (SOC 30A), Corporations and Society (SOC 139)

Reader: Origins of Modern Sociological Theory (SOC 100)

Sacramento City College

Guest Lecturer: Race and Ethnicity (SOC 321)


2021 – 2022 | Dissertation Year Fellowship, Graduate Studies, UC Davis

2020 – 2021 | Graduate Student Assistant to the Dean and Chancellor (GSADC)

Service Year Fellowship, Graduate Studies, UC Davis

2015 – 2017 | Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, Graduate Studies, UC Davis