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Cat Pausé is the lead editor of Queering Fat Embodiment (Ashgate). A Fat Studies Researcher, her research focuses on the effects of spoiled identities on the health and well-being of fat individuals. Her work appears in scholarly journals such as Human Development, Feminist Review, HERDSA, and Narrative Inquiries in Bioethics, as well as online in The Huffington Post and The Conversation, among others. She hosted Fat Studies: Reflective Intersections in 2012 and Fat Studies: Identity, Agency, Embodiment in 2016. Cat is also involved in sociable scholarship; her work is highlighted in her social media presence, Friend of Marilyn, on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, and her blog. Her fat positive radio show, Friend of Marilyn, is travelling the world – make sure your city is on the tour!
Cat Pausé is a Fat Studies scholar whose research focuses on the effects of fat stigma on the health and well-being of fat individuals.
My scholarship examines the impact of fat stigma on the health and well-being of fat people. This has included work on,
Secondary research interests include fat pedagogies, fat ethics, and how scholars use social media to dissiminate their work and be held accountable by the communities they study (I've termed this, sociable scholarship).
21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Developmental Psychology and Ageing (170102):
Other Studies in Human Society (169900):
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000):
Sociology (160800): Studies In Human Society (160000)
Stigma as a social determinant of health