Sociology Colloquium: “Fat Phobia as Misogynoir: Gender, Race, and Weight Stigma”

Please join us for the next Sociology Colloquium on Thursday, October 22 at noon. All faculty, students, and staff are welcome to join this Zoom presentation. Registration is not required.

Sabrina Strings, University of California, Irvine – “Fat Phobia as Misogynoir: Gender, Race, and Weight Stigma”

Sabrina Strings, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to coming to UCI, she was a UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow with a joint appointment in the School of Public Health and Department of Sociology. Sabrina has been featured in The Huffington Post, Bitch Media, and The Feminist Wire. Her writing can be found in diverse venues, including The New York Times, Scientific American, Ethnic and Racial Studies and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Her book, Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia (2019), has been named an NYU Press Bestseller. It was awarded the 2020 Best Publication Prize by the Body & Embodiment Section of the American Sociological Association. Fearing the Black Body has been featured on BBC, NPR, and WNYC, as well as “must read” lists in Essence, Ms., and Colorlines

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