Weight Stigma Conference 2015

Institutionalised weightism:

How to challenge oppressive systems?

This year’s theme focuses on the larger social hierarchies that favour thinness and reject fatness within western culture and how these systems have dictated the framing of fatness within the media, medicine, academia and our own identities. What can be done to oppose systemised oppression? What can be learned from the fight for social justice and equality within other arenas? Can research and activism be united to challenge prevailing ideas about fat bodies?

About the conference

The Weight Stigma Conference is an inter-disciplinary event that brings together scholars and practitioners from a range of backgrounds (e.g., psychology, medicine, public health, allied health professions, education, sports and exercise science, social sciences, media studies, business, public policy, law) to consider research, policy, rhetoric, and practice around the issue of weight stigma.

Previous Conferences

Information about previous conferences, including conference brochure and abstract books, and speaker slides, is available here.

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In collaboration with University of Reykjavik

Contact Us


Sigrún Daníelsdóttir (Host)
Icelandic Association for
Body Respect
Reykjavik, Iceland

Angela Meadows
School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

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