S107: Journal Club: Bodies

In today’s journal club, Whitney and Sarah discuss the challenges of having a body as a woman in academia. Body perceptions, clothing choices, hairstyles, and general physical presence have all played a part. They discuss self-policing and how they can even use aspects of their physical presence to gain strategic advantages at work. NOTE: This episode makes a brief reference to eating disorders. BTW, see if you can hear Louie in the background putting ice in his glass in the last 10 minutes of the show :).

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Discussed this week:

The Financial Perks of Being Tall

NPR’s Fresh Air: From Upspeak To Vocal Fry: Are We 'Policing' Young Women's Voices?

National Eating Disorders Association

Intersectional Invisibility

Black/Female/Body Hypervisibility and Invisibility

Cute Outfits and the Academic Career

What Not to Wear, Assistant Professor Edition: Fashion for the Academic Set (NOTE: our team finds this advice prescriptive and does not necessarily endorse its contents.)


Recorded: July 16, 2018

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