Linfield alumna to speak about new book, obesity

Natalie BoreroNatalie Boero, associate professor of sociology at San Jose State University and Linfield College graduate, will discuss her book, “Killer Fat: Media, Medicine, and Morals in the American ‘Obesity Epidemic,’” Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room at Nicholson Library at Linfield College.

“Killer Fat,” which was published by Rutgers University Press in 2012, examines how and why obesity has become such a problem in the United States. Boero interviews people struggling with their weight to determine the body image expectations that the average American faces.

Boero, a 1996 alumna of Linfield, has also written several articles on the subject of obesity for publications such as “Working Moms” and “The Fat Studies Reader.”

The event, part of the Readings at the Nick series, is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Nicholson Library and the Linfield College Sociology and Anthropology Department. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, director of Linfield libraries, 503-883-2517.