Weight Stigma Conference 2015
Institutionalized weightism: How to challenge oppressive systems?
This year’s theme focuses on the larger social hierarchies that favor thinness and reject fatness within western culture and how these systems have dictated the framing off fatness within the media, medicine, academia and fat people’s own identities. What can be done to oppose systemized 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.
Information about previous conferences, including conference brochure and abstract books, and speaker slides, is available here.