Author of Schooled on Fat: What Teens Tell Us About Gender, Body Image and Obesity
Nicole Taylor is an anthropologist who explores contemporary social issues related to education and health through the analytic lens of language practices. Her research includes teasing and bullying in schools, childhood obesity, and body image concerns and social media use among youth. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English and a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Arizona.
Following graduate school, she worked in nonprofit and corporate settings conducting research in the areas of substance abuse, education and poverty, childhood obesity, and school climate. Nicole then served for five years as the Director of Scholar Programs at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico before returning to Texas State University, her undergraduate alma mater, to accept a faculty position.
For more information on Nicole Taylor and her book, visit her website at http://innovativeethnographies.net/schooledonfat.
Topics of conversation:
Conducting Ethnographic Research
Creating a Healthy, Respectful Relationship with our Bodies
Yoga, Meditation and Walking - Self Care
The Importance of Family, School and Community Engagement