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Renee Engeln, author of "Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women"

  • Dates: March 25, 2019
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 AM
  • Overview

    Renee Engeln, Ph.D., professor and director of the Body and Media Lab at Northwestern University, teaches about psychopathology, the psychology of women and gender, social psychology, and the psychology of human beauty.

    In “Beauty Sick,” Engeln reveals the shocking emotional, physical and financial consequences of the cultural obsession with girls’ and women’s appearance, including depression, eating disorders, disruptions in cognitive processing and lost money and time. Combining scientific studies with the voices of real girls and women, Engeln shares how women can break free from destructive attitudes and words—from body-shaming others to denigrating commentary about one’s own appearance.

    Helen M. Upton Center for Women’s Studies
    Office of Russell Sage College Alumnae Relations
    Hoffman Lecture Fund