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Reykjavik, 2015

3rd Annual International Weight Stigma Conference, 2015

Citing conference presentations

Author name(s) (2015) Title. Paper/Poster presented at the 3rd Annual International Weight Stigma Conference, September 18-19, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2015 WSC Brochure


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Cover art by Hildur Ása Henrysdóttir


Slides Prof Abigail SaguyUCLA
What’s wrong with fat?
  Ragen ChastainActivist
Elimination is oppression: The ill-advised fight against obesity
Slides Dr Daniel S GoldbergEast Carolina University
Medicalization & institutionalized weightism: The significance of social scripts in shaping weight stigma
  Oral Presentations
Why are fat people the focus of medical attention?
Dr Ástrídur Stefánsdóttir, University of Iceland
Slides Pilot test of an obesity stigma reduction intervention in maternity care
Dr Sharon DeJoy, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Slides Unlearning Weight Bias: Does training reduce automatic activation of obesity stereotypes?
Dr Clare Kennedy Purvis, Stanford University
Slides The fatality of stigma: Perceived experiences with weight discrimination and mortality
Dr Angelina R Sutin, Florida State University
Slides Public health obesity messages: a stigma asymmetry theory of the divergent effects of blame and entity theorising on anti-fat prejudice
Dr Crystal L Hoyt, University of Richmond
Slides Weight satisfaction buffers the negative consequences of stigma
Dr Paula Brochu, Nova Southeastern University
Slides Anti-fat attitudes: when do we internalise them and when do we fight back? A model of individual response to societal weight stigma among fat individuals
Angela Meadows, University of Birmingham
Unpicking the workings of weight stigma: hostile and benevolent weightism on reality TV
Dr Jayne Raisborough, University of Brighton
Slides Online talk around obesity-related news media: Connecting information delivery with public perceptions
Dr Phillip Brooker, University of Bath
Slides Obesity stigma and the pursuit of venture funding: weight, attractiveness, and perceived quality of entrepreneurs’ business pitches
Dr Jeffrey M Pollack, North Carolina State University
A cross-cultural examination of fat women’s bodies: stigma and gender in North Amerian and Finnish culture
Dr Jeannine A Gailey, Texas Christian University and Dr Hannele Harjunen, University of Jyväskylä
Slides Depictions and portrayals of overweight characters in genre fiction
Jasmine Woods, University of Bristol
Talk A long century of weight stigma: President William Taft in American popular culture
Dr Deborah Levine, Providence College

Embodying the good, the bad and the ugly: Gendered and classed, moralising discourse around ‘failing’ bodies in online media texts

  • “Bad parents making bad choices.” A discourse analysis on parenting- forum talk around the National Child Measurement Programme in the UK
    Dr Bridgette Rickett,Leeds Beckett University
  • Internalising discourses of the failing body through emotive self-talk: A voice-centred analysis of Internet blogs
    Dr Lucy Thompson, Leeds Beckett University
  • “Be a man and accept your breasts”: A discursive exploration of men’s online accounts of gynecomastia acceptance
    Dr Katy Day, Leeds Beckett University
  • Fat slobs breed with fat slobs and produce fat slobs’: Discursively accounting for ‘childhood obesity’ in online media commentary
    Dr Maxine Woolhouse, Leeds Beckett University

Good teaching for EveryBODY: Highlighting current and future research in education-based weight stigma
Dr Erin Cameron and Bahar Haghighat, Memorial University, Dr Shelly Russell-Mayhew, Dr Angela Alberga, and Sarah Nutter, University of Calgary

Slides – Beake

Slides – Jónsson

  • Results of the Weight Bias Summit: a Canadian perspective
    Dr Angela Alberga et al., University of Calgary
  • Weight bias and discrimination in Iceland: Results from a national survey
    Dr Stefán Hrafn Jónsson, University of Iceland, Sigrún Daníelsdóttir, Directorate of Health, Iceland
  • Fatty invastions: The NCD public health movement and narrating “obese” others through Alianza por la Salud Alimentaria and Bloomberg’s Transnational Obesity Prevention Programme in Mexico
    Sasha Nicole Kruger, Columbia University [unable to present]
  • The call to advocacy: A perspective on weight stigma in Australian public health
    Kerry Beake, Edith Cowan University
  • Re-placing individually-focused public health interventions with a whole systems approach to tackling inequalities in obesity
    Dr Jo Cairns, Durham University and Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health
  • Complex systems approaches to obesity: A review of the field and means to reducing weight stigma
    Dr Emily Henderson, Durham University and Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health
  • Moving away from more of the same: the development of local ‘whole systems approaches’
    Dr Erica Gadsby, University of Kent
Slides INTERSECTING STIGMAS, INTERSECTION SOLUTIONS: Insights from “Through thick and thin”, a collaborative research project exploring queer women’s experiences of body image and body management
  • Contradiction and Community: Doing, learning and “failing” in community -engaged arts-informed methods
    Dr Jen Rinaldi, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Digital storytelling from the margins: Queer racialized women’s embodied experiences of weight stigma+
    Dr Carla Rice, University of Guelph
  • Of bridges and intersections: Situating weight stigma by critically exploring eating disorder and obesity research
    Andrea LaMarre, University of Guelph
Weight Stigma and Weight Loss Surgeries: What Do We Know?
Lisa Jenette Du Breuil, MSW, LICSW, Massachusetts General Hospital
Slides Uncovering weight stigma in scientific literature: learn how to find it to combat it
Gwyneth Olwyn, Patient Advocate, Restrictive Eating Disorders
Slides PRESENTATION: “Of course weight stigma is bad. But, obesity!” Critical weight science for health care professionals and policy advisors
Angela Meadows, University of Birmingham
Slides Youth creating change: Partnering with youth to stop weight stigma in schools
Carmen Cool, MA LPC
Fat bodies, little books: A zine-making workshop focused on the development of fat culture
Lauren Munro, Wilfrid Laurier University
Slides Media boot camp: How to get the media to pay the right kind of attention
Harriet Brown, Journalist, Newhouse School Syracuse University

Prize winners

Best oral presentation: Jasmine Woods, University of Bristol
Best poster presentation: Caitlin O’Reilly, University of British Columbia

We are grateful to Praeger/ABC-Clio for donating a copy of The Politics of Size: Perspectives from the Fat Acceptance Movement, edited by Ragen Chastain, as a prize for the best oral presentation during the 2015 conference.


Thank you to all of the sponsors of the 2015 Weight Stigma Conference. The event wouldn’t have been possible without them, so please give them your support.

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