Challenging Weight-Based Oppression Through Critical Education
Edited By Erin Cameron and Constance Russell
Biographical Statements for Contributors
Editors Erin Cameron is an Assistant Professor in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memo- rial University in St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada As a retired professional athlete and public speaker on health and wellness, her research interests are interdisciplinary and span across the fields of sport development, health and physical education, health promotion, and critical pedagogy Dr Cameron’s most recent research examines strategies to reduce weight bias and discrimination and promote positive body image in diverse settings such as sport, education, and health care Relevant publications include “Toward a Fat Pedagogy: A Study of Pedagogical Approaches Aimed at Chal- lenging Obesity Discourse in Post-Secondary Education” and “Teaching Resources for Post-Sec- ondary Educators Who Challenge Dominant Obesity Discourse,” both published in Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society Email: ecameron@munca Constance Russell is a Professor in the Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, where she teaches courses in environmental education, social justice education, and proposal writing She has long used intersectional analyses in her research, including the im- plications of feminism, ecofeminism, queer theory, critical animal studies, and fat studies for en- vironmental, humane, and social justice education Other research interests include fat pedagogy, interspecies relations, climate change education, and interdisciplinary and academic/activist col- laboration Dr Russell is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, the editor of the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, and co-editor of the Rethinking Environmental Education book series for Peter Lang Email: crussell@lakeheaduca The Fat...
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