Carla Rice

Professor College of Social & Applied Human Sciences Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition Guelph, Ontario carlar@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53921

Bio/Research

Her research in the fields of critical psychology, equity education, gender and sexual development, and women’s health spans three major areas of focus: diverse women’s narratives of embodiment in the passage to womanhood; arts-­‐based inquiry into the experiences of people with disabilities and ...

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Bio/Research

Her research in the fields of critical psychology, equity education, gender and sexual development, and women’s health spans three major areas of focus: diverse women’s narratives of embodiment in the passage to womanhood; arts-­‐based inquiry into the experiences of people with disabilities and bodily differences in social and professional encounters; and qualitative research into the body as an equity issue in school settings.

Her scholarship offers critical commentary on, and ethical interventions into, debates about contemporary body-­‐related social problems such as: the obesity epidemic, early puberty, the sexualization of girls, racism and colourism, and cultural and medical representations of diseased, disabled, and physically different bodies. The growing number of academic articles she has published in psychology, education, health, and women’s studies journals range from feminist, poststructuralist, and critical race and disability studies perspectives on eating, weight, and embodiment problems (debates about eating disorder etiology; effects of sexual, racial, medical, and colonial trauma on embodiment; race, class, and colonial dimensions of obesity prevention discourses and programs; controversy about ‘healthy eating’ and ‘healthy weights’ messages and BMI surveillance in health and physical education curricula; and the effects of body-­‐based harassment) to responding to the symbolic and social exclusions of children and adults living with bodily differences (developing public health and health education interventions, curricula, and public policy to promote inclusion and equity).


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Lori Bona Hunt
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kgonsalves@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56982