Upcoming seminarS and events

michaelmas term 2020

The Michaelmas seminars will be virtual and held over Zoom. A link to join will be made available at the start of term.

Thursdays, 4-5pm


Week 1: October 15

William Dietz, George Washington University

The syndemic of COVID-19, obesity and food insecurity in the United States

Week 2: October 22

Rebecca Puhl, University of Connecticut

The damaging impact of weight stigma: Psychosocial stress and harmful health consequences

Week 3: October 29

Oli Williams, King's College London

Feeling the 'weight' of expectation: The necessity of understanding 'obesity' as a biopsychosocial phenomenon

**Week 4: November 4**

Workshop: Food, Activity, and Mental Health in the Year of Coronavirus

Please note this workshop will be held in addition to the normal seminar schedule, from 2-4pm on Wednesday, November 4.


Week 4: November 5

Ben Wurgaft, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cultured meat as a case study in the future of food

Week 5: November 12

Adam Gilbertson, University of North Carolina

Voluntary medical male circumcision for HIV prevention in Kenya: Anthropology and ethics in the pursuit of public health

Week 6: November 19

Zoe Meleo-Erwin, William Paterson University of New Jersey

Connection and conflict: How neoliberal healthism and inequality shape bariatric surgery support forum dynamics

Week 7: November 26

Rachel Bruce and Nina Cutler, Cabinet Office, Government of the United Kingdom

Policy anthropology

Week 8: December 3