Mycroft Masada is a faith leader who moved to the Washington DC area from hir lifelong home of Boston MA in January 2014; a founding member of TransFaith’s National Council, steering committee member of TransEpiscopal, and former board member of Congregation Am Tikva. Mycroft is called to work for social justice at the intersections of faith, LGBTQI+ and fat communities, and is a writer and artist. Zie is partnered with Julia McCrossin, the mas(s)culine fatshion blogger, and they co-parent a dogter.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Popular & American Culture Associations conference begins today

My partner Julia McCrossin and her colleague Lesleigh Owen co-chair the Fat Studies area of the Popular & American Culture Associations, and have done so for the last few years. They're attending the annual national PCA / ACA conference, which begins today and continues through Saturday; this year it's in San Antonio, Texas. Nesia tova (bon voyage), mazel tov and thank you, Julia and Lesleigh! May you have a wonderful week.

Fat Studies area CFP (call for papers):

Conference website:

Fat Studies presentations:

9127 Fat Identities and Embodiment: RC-Salon K, 3 PM, 4/20/2011
9128 Fatness in Politics and the Academy: RC-Salon K, 4:45 PM, 4/20/2011
9129 Representations of Fat in Popular Culture: RC-Salon K, 11:30 AM, 4/21/2011
9130 “Fat” Gets Defined and Reworked in the Public Sphere: RC-Salon K, 8 AM,
4/22/2011
9131 Bodies Writ Large: Size Politics in Media: RC-Salon K, 1:15 PM, 4/20/2011
9132 Marking Bodies: Fatness and Race/Ethnicity: RC-Salon K, 8 AM, 4/21/2011
9133 Roundtable: How Do We Start Talking and Teaching about Fat Studies in the Academic World?: Sharing Anti-Fat Ignorance and Bigotry Strategies in the
Classroom: RC-Salon K, 8:15 PM, 4/21/2011
9134 Documentary: The Fat Body (In)visible: RC-Salon G, 8:15 PM, 4/20/2011
9135 One Size Does NOT Fit All: Size Acceptance using an Expressive Arts
Therapeutic Approach: RC-Salon K, 9:45 AM, 4/21/2011

9127 -- Fat Identities and Embodiment
Session Chair: Lesleigh Owen, Chaffey College
Fat Orientations: Size, Space, and Sexuality
Jackie Wykes, University of Melbourne
Fat Beauty and the Studio Nude
Leah Sweet
Fighting Fat: Phat Politics and Feminist Identity
Portia Barker, University of Maryland, College Park
Living the Fat Body: Embodiment through Poetry
Lesleigh Owen, Chaffey College

9128 -- Fatness in Politics and the Academy
Session Chair: Hannele Harjunen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Fatness and the Construction of Neoliberal Bodies
Hannele Harjunen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Health at Every Size and the Body Image / Eating Relationship: Policy
Implications
Laura Jennings, University of South Carolina Upstate
Using Storytelling Pedagogies to Combat Weight Bias in Adult Learners
Heather Brown, Northern Illinois University/Lake Forest College

9129 -- Representations of Fat in Popular Culture
Session Chair: Julia McCrossin, George Washington University
‘Bitchcraft’ – The Art of Manipulating Public Opinion through Numerous
Complaints against Marginalized Groups and How it is Now Being Used to Blame
the Fatties
Mary Stein, University of Akron
Never Trust a Skinny Chef: The Proof is in the Fat Body
Benjamin Morton, University of Iowa
Representations of Bodily and Sexual Excess in Huge and Mike & Molly
Kaitlin Clinnin, Virginia Tech
Starvation is Jewish History, Fat is a Jewish Issue
Susan Koppelman, Independent scholar

9130 -- Fat Gets Defined and Reworked in the Public Sphere
Session Chair: Jay Solomon, More of Me to Love
Challenging Sizeism-Based Marginalization: Reactive and Proactive Resistance
Strategies and How to Build a Bridge between Them
Anna Puhakka, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Obesing: The Creation of an Unhealthy Behavior
Jay Solomon, More of Me to Love
The FATSO Model: A Conceptualization of Weight Bias and Fat Acceptance
Peter Jaberg, Forest Institute
Jenny Copeland, Forest Institute
Toward an Articulation of Fat Culture in America
Margitte Kristjansson, University of California at San Diego

9131 -- Bodies Writ Large: Size Politics in Media
Session Chair: Lesleigh Owen, Chaffey College
Beyond Blubber and Fat Camps: Fat Characters as Heroes, Heroines, Romantic
Leads, and Winners in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction
Angie Manfredi, Head of Youth Services, Los Alamos County Library System
Reshaping the (M)other: Feederism in Fiction
Jocelyn Eighan
Big Fat Zero: Performing Absence Online
Kristina Gordon, University of Iowa
The Out of Body Experience of Thinness: Size-ism in Drop Dead Diva
Elka Stevens, Howard University

9132 -- Marking Bodies: Fatness and Race/Ethnicity
Session Chair: Susan Koppelman, Independent scholar
Kelligrl, the Myth, the Legend
Julia McCrossin, George Washington University
Are You Calling Me Fat?: Fatness Through a Disability Studies Lens
Ashley Fullbrook, University of Toronto
Critical Fat Studies and Black Studies at the Crossroads: Race, Respectability, and the (Intra)Politics of "Obesity”
Amanda Gilliam, Columbia University
Latino Masculinities and Fatness
Miguel Juarez, University of Texas at El Paso

9133 -- How Do We Start Talking and Teaching about Fat Studies in the Academic World?: Sharing Anti-Fat Ignorance and Bigotry Strategies in the Classroom
Session Chair: Susan Koppelman, Independent scholar
Miguel Juarez, University of Texas at El Paso
Susan Koppelman, Independent scholar
Heather Brown, Northern Illinois University/Lake Forest College
Virginia Bemis, Ashland University
Jacqueline Johnson, George Washington University

9134 -- Documentary: The Fat Body (In)visible
Session Chair: Margitte Kristjansson, University of California at San Diego
The Fat Body (In)visible
Margitte Kristjansson, University of California at San Diego

9135 -- One Size Does NOT Fit All: Size Acceptance using an Expressive Arts Therapeutic Approach
Session Chair: Deah Schwartz, Co-Founder, Education Through Therapeutic Arts (ETTA)

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