Sabrina Strings

Much of the world is entrenched in ideas that controlling food and movement to get closer to an ideal body type is the way to go -- even if it doesn't lead to healthy choices, said Sabrina Strings, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine. "The vast majority of the public is influenced by diet culture," said Strings, author of "Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia." "I think it is the overarching experience of our lives living in the West."
For the full story, please visit


© UC Irvine School of Social Sciences - 3151 Social Sciences Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697-5100 - 949.824.2766