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The Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) is an interdisciplinary research unit based at the University of Oxford, dedicated to understanding the complex and interwoven causes of obesity in populations across the world. This seminar series is hosted by the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) seminars Oxford University

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The Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) is an interdisciplinary research unit based at the University of Oxford, dedicated to understanding the complex and interwoven causes of obesity in populations across the world. This seminar series is hosted by the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.

    Lazy, crazy and disgusting: stigma and the undoing of global health

    Lazy, crazy and disgusting: stigma and the undoing of global health

    This UBVO seminar was given by Alexandra Brewis (Arizona State University) on 3 December 2020

    • 44 min
    Connection and conflict: hHw neoliberal healthism and inequity shape bariatric surgery support forum dynamics

    Connection and conflict: hHw neoliberal healthism and inequity shape bariatric surgery support forum dynamics

    This UBVO seminar was presented by Zoe Meleo-Erwin (William Paterson University of New Jersey) on 19 November 2020

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

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

    This UBVO seminar was presented by Adam Gilbertson (University of North Carolina) on 12 November 2020

    • 33 min
    Cultured meat as a case study in the future of food

    Cultured meat as a case study in the future of food

    This UBVO seminar was presented by Ben Wurgaft (MIT) on 5 November 2020

    • 34 min
    Feeling the ‘weight’ of expectation: The necessity of understanding ‘obesity’ as a biopsychosocial phenomenon

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

    A UBVO seminar presented by Oli Williams (King's College London) on 29 October 2020

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

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

    This UBVO seminar was given by Rebecca Puhl (University of Connecticut) on 22 October 2020

    • 34 min

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