Sabrina Strings, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine was awarded a 2017-18 Hellman Fellowship so she can complete work on her book, Thin, White & Saved: Fat Stigma and the Fear of the Big Black Body. … “In the book, I show that race, religion, and immigration were critical to the development of an anti-fat, pro-thin bias in the Western World,” Dr. Strings states.

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