Natalie Boero is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at San Jose
State University. She received her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in
2006 and A BA in Sociology from Linfield College in 1996. Her first book, Killer Fat:
Media, Medicine and Morals in the American Obesity Epidemic is forthcoming from Rutgers
University Press. The book is a sociological investigation of the development and
significance of the American obesity epidemic 

With Professor C.J. Pascoe she is currently co-authoring a book entitled Anas, Mias and
Wannas: Identity and Community in a Pro-Ana Subculture. In it they examine online
pro-eating disorder communities. 

Books

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Killer Fat: Media, Medicine, and Morals in the American 'Obesity' Epidemic, Co-Presented at the Gender, Bodies, and Technology conference (2012)

In the past decade, obesity has emerged as a major public health concern in the...

 

Articles

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What's Wrong with Fat?, American Journal of Sociology (2014)
 

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Obesity In the media: Social science weighs in, Critical Public Health (2013)

Obesity has become a mainstay of media in all its forms and sociologists and others...

 

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Pro-Anorexia Communities and Online Interaction: Bringing the Pro-Ana Body Online (with CJ Pascoe), Body and Society (2012)

This article details the making of community and bodies in online environments, specifically the online...

 

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Review Essay of "Body Panic: Gender, Heath, and the Selling of Fitness", Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews (2010)
 

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Review Essay of “Men and the War on Obesity: A Sociological Study”, American Journal of Sociology (2009)

A review is presented of the book "Men & the War on Obesity: A Sociological...

 

Contributions to Books

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Bypassing Blame: Bariatric Surgery and the Case of Biomedical Failure, Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health and Illness in U.S. (2010)

The rise of Western scientific medicine fully established the medical sector of the U.S. political...

 

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Fat Kids, Working Moms, and the Epidemic of Obesity Race, Class, and Mother-Blame, The Fat Studies Reader (2010)

We have all seen the segments on television news shows: A fat person walking on...

 

Presentations

Ambivalence: Complicating the Pro-Ana Community, American Sociological Association (2011)
 
Invited Speaker, panel discussion of Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health and Illness in U.S. Biomedicine, University of California, San Francisco department of Medical Anthropology colloquium series (2010)