Dr. Abigail Saguy

ABIGAIL SAGUY is Associate Professor of Sociology at UCLA. She holds PhDs from Princeton University and from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (France). Her research and teaching interests include the sociology of gender, cultural sociology, sociology of law, political sociology, comparative sociology, sociology of the media, and health policy. Her book What is Sexual Harassment? From Capitol Hill to the Sorbonne (2003), studied how and why sexual harassment has been defined very differently in the United States and France and across national institutions, including the law, corporations, and the mass media. Her current book Who Framed Fat? (Oxford) is about the contested meaning of corpulence in the United States and in France, as both a social and health issue.

Professor Saguy has published her work in the American Sociological Review, Law and Society Review, Social Problems, European Journal of Women’s Studies, and the Journal for Health Politics, Policy and Law, among other journals. Her work has received support from the National Science Foundation, the American Sociological Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the French Government, the Council for European Studies, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and has received an article prize from the Sex and Gender section of the American Sociological Association.

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