Fat, the First Lady, and Fighting the Politics of Health Science
Queer Embodiments Seminar - Race and the Global Queer Body:
"Fat, the First Lady, and Fighting the Politics of Health Science"
Speaker: Dr. Bianca Wilson

QUNY, the Graduate Center’s LGBTQ Student Organization 
welcomes you to the 2nd session of our Queer Embodiments Seminar Series.

The session will consist of both a public lecture and a ‘masterclass’ with our honored guest, Dr. Bianca Wilson, Professor of Psychology at California State University, Long Beach.

Friday, February 25, 7-9p Room C197
Lecture: Fat, the First Lady, and Fighting the Politics of Health Science

What is anti-fat bias and what effect does it have on health? How is anti-fat bias represented in dominant discourses on the “social determinants of health?” What would it mean to consider anti-fat bias an oppression? Dr. Wilson will present an overview of some of the weaknesses of the traditional paradigm for studying relationships between weight and health, as well as present findings from her community-based study on the associations between oppression and health among a sample of Black same-gender loving women.

Friday, February 25, 2-4p, Room 6304.02
Masterclass: The Masterclass is an intimate session in which students can converse with Dr. Wilson about her work. Space is limited to promote in-depth discussion. Participants will all read the same works by Dr. Wilson and will be asked to come prepared with questions or talking points.To participate in the masterclass, RSVP to qunymasterclass@gmail.com

Bianca D.M. Wilson, Ph.D., is a community psychologist currently working as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at California State University , Long Beach . Prior to this post, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California , San Francisco Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Lesbian Health and Research Center. Her research focuses on the relationships between culture, oppression, and sexual health among African American same-gender loving people.

All events take place at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave btw 34th & 35th Streets.