There is an International Fat Studies Conference taking place in Munich, Germany on the 18th of November 2017: ‘Doing Fat – Performance and Representation of Fat Bodies‘
Register free of charge until 13th of November 2017: email@example.com
Check out the full schedule here.
Fat Studies is an interdisciplinary, international field of scholarship that critically examines societal attitudes and practices about body weight and appearance. Fat Studies advocates equality for all people regardless of body size. It explores the way fat people are oppressed, the reasons why, who benefits from that oppression and how to liberate fat people from oppression. Fat Studies seeks to challenge and remove the negative associations that society has about fat and the fat body. It regards weight, like height, as a human characteristic that varies widely across any population. Fat Studies is similar to academic disciplines that focus on race, ethnicity, gender, or age.
WSC 2018 was timed specifically to fit in with Appearance Matters 8, a fantastic event that only happens every two years, and next year is in the gorgeous town of Bath. They also managed to bag Rebecca Puhl as a keynote, as well as Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, and James Partridge of Changing Faces. Check out the details below.
The Centre for Appearance Research would like to extend a warm invitation to join us at the 8th biennial Appearance Matters Conference in Bath, UK taking place on 12–14 June 2018, immediately before the Weight Stigma Conference.
We are excited to have three outstanding world-leading keynote speakers, including world-renowed weight stigma researcher Dr Rebecca Puhl, who will inspire us with their insights into the world of body image and visible difference.
In addition, the conference will feature a thought-provoking special panel discussion event on ‘Getting Under the Skin of the Cosmetics Procedures Industry’, a mentoring event, and over 100 paper and poster presentations. Not to mention interactive workshops on leadership, publishing, activism, and innovative research methods from world-leading researchers.
Running since 2003, the Appearance Matters conference series has a strong focus on the application of research to practice. The conference provides an opportunity for academics, clinicians, practitioners, researchers and policy makers to share their body image and appearance research, engage in debate and network with others working in this field.
The social programme includes a private evening drinks reception at the Roman Baths, one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world, and a conference dinner in the stunning and elegant Pump Room.
Abstract submission for oral and poster presentations closes on 1 November 2017. Early bird registration rates are currently available. For more information on the conference, please visit www.uwe.ac.uk/appearancematters.
We look forward to seeing you in June 2018 for Appearance Matters 8!
Centre for Appearance Research
University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Conference Website: www.uwe.ac.uk/appearancematters
- NDPH Intermediate Fellowship
The Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) contains world-renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching.
The NDPH Fellowship programme is intended to support suitably experienced individuals to develop an independent research area which will enhance Population Health research in Oxford. You will carry out individual and/or collaborative research activity within a wider research programme and provide guidance to less experienced members of the research group. It is envisaged that Fellowships will be linked to a University of Oxford College.
Intermediate Fellowships are awarded for 3 years, and funding will be provided to support research programme costs, including a research assistant if required. Applicants should have a relevant PhD, significant postdoctoral experience with high impact research papers and specialist knowledge in Population Health.
The position is full-time (part-time considered) and fixed-term for 3 years.
Deadline: 30 October 2017
2. Senior fellowships and clinical fellowships also available.
The Department of Psychology at Durham University (UK) is seeking to appoint five exceptional scholars at Assistant/Associate Professor level (i.e. lecturer/senior lecturer), all using a quantitative approach to social psychology. These posts offer an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of the department’s research and teaching and the successful candidates will play a significant role in establishing Durham as a world-leading centre of excellence in quantitative social science. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, social cognition, attitudes, social influence, intragroup and intergroup processes, prejudice, self and identity and interpersonal processes.
Deadline: 11 Oct 2017
Source: SPSP Jobs
Health and Care Research Wales is pleased to announce a new call for applications to the Health Research Fellowship scheme.
Health Research Fellowships aim to support individuals to become independent researchers and to undertake high quality research. Applications are invited from across all sectors and scientific disciplines.
The Fellowship offers three years full-time funding (or four or five years part-time) to individuals who have no more than 60-months FTE postdoctoral research experience at the time of applying. Applicants are expected to show evidence of a clear commitment to a research career and demonstrate how the award will support the potential to become an independent researcher.
Projects supported under this scheme should aim to provide robust evidence with clear relevance to patients, the public, service users, carers and/or the organisation and delivery of effective healthcare in Wales. The scheme will support the early stages of intervention development where knowledge obtained from these preliminary studies will provide the underpinning evidence for future pilot testing and evaluation.
Eligibility requirements include:
- Applicants must be based at an institution or organisation in Wales at the time of applying.
- Applicants must have a PhD, or other research-based professional doctorate in health and social care-related research (Health and Care Research Wales will also accept applications from Applicants who have submitted their PhD thesis, or equivalent, to their institution for assessment. In these cases the Applicant must have been notified of a successful outcome by 29 November 2017).
Deadline: 29 November 2017
Society in Science invites applications for the Branco Weiss fellowship. This enables researchers to undertake unusual research projects across the frontiers of science, engineering and social sciences at an academic institution of their choice throughout the world. The fellowship consists of a two-year pioneer phase and a subsequent three-year exploitation phase, with a review after the second year.
Applicants must have completed a PhD in science, engineering or social sciences by the application deadline (15 Jan 2018) and have a strong record of achievement in their chosen field. Applicants must have been born after 1 January 1984.
Funding is worth up to CHF 100,000 per year for up to five years. The programme aims to award up to 10 fellowships each year. Funding may cover salary, equipment, travel costs, consumables, personnel and more.
Deadline: 15 Jan, 2018
The Leverhulme Trust invites applications for its research fellowships. These enable experienced researchers to conduct a programme of research in any discipline. Studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans and animals and research that intends to inform clinical practice or the development of medical applications are excluded from this call.
Applicants must be resident in the UK at the time of application, and able to demonstrate experience and academic background sufficient to confirm their ability to complete the proposed research. They may not be registered for a degree, for doctoral studies, or for professional or vocational qualifications. Applications from researchers who are or have been prevented by routine duties from completing a programme of original research, are encouraged.
Fellowships are worth up to £55,000 each over a period between three months and two years, and may cover research expenses, replacement costs or loss of earnings.
Deadline: 9 Nov 2017
If you’re interested in Body Positivity, Size Acceptance, and Health at Every Size, then check out the Fat Activism Conference, now in its fourth year, happening next month, October 6-8, 2017.
It’s an online conference so you can listen live on your computer or by phone, or listen to recordings on your own schedule, and transcripts of all talks are provided. The conference offers a pay-what-you-can-afford option to make sure that money isn’t a barrier. This conference is for people of all sizes who are interested in creating a world that respects the diversity of body sizes, and who are interested in fighting the bullying, stigmatizing, shaming, and oppression faced by larger people, and who want to do that work intersectionally. Get tools, inspiration, and support to help make the world a more size inclusive place! www.fatactivismconference.com
Invitation for Applications for Executive Editor for the Journal of Social Psychology
Because of the forthcoming retirement of two Executive Editors for The Journal of Social Psychology with almost four decades of combined service, the remaining Executive Editorial Team (Jon Grahe, Managing Executive Editor; Art Stukas, Executive Editor) seek motivated and qualified academics interested in serving in the role of Executive Editor for a 3 year contract beginning January, 2019.