Join the School of Public Health as we engage in a provocative conversation with Sabrina Strings, PhD, author of Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia. This event is part of the SPH Justice in Public Health Series, and hosted by the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health. Dr. Strings will help us as we grapple with the intersection of public health and racism, and learn take-aways for public health researchers and practitioners about culturally appropriate interventions to issues of health and weight.
Sabrina Strings, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of California at Irvine. Sabrina has been featured in dozens of venues, including BBC News, NPR, Huffington Post, Medium, Los Angeles Times, Essence, Vogue, and goop. Her writing has appeared 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), is an NYU Press Bestseller. It was awarded the 2020 Best Publication Prize by the Body & Embodiment Section of the American Sociological Association. Follow Sabrina’s latest moves at SabrinaStrings.com and on Twitter @SaStrings.
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