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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) seminars

The Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) is an interdisciplinary research unit based at the University of Oxford, dedicated to understanding the complex and interwoven causes of obesity in populations across the world. This seminar series is hosted by the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons How literary studies can help us understand eating disorders This UBVO seminar was given by Emily Troscianko (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) in May 2018 Emily Troscianko 17 Sep 2018
2 Creative Commons The matter of being: knowing bodies and 'mental' health This UBVO seminar was given by Grace Lucas (Centre for Maternal and Child Health, London University) in May 2018 Grace Lucas 17 Sep 2018
3 Creative Commons What remains? Dancing archaeology This UBVO seminar was given by Marie-Louise Crawley (Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University) in May 2018 Marie-Louise Crawley 17 Sep 2018
4 Creative Commons My fat body: an axis for research This UBVO seminar was given by independent artist Rebecca D. Harris on 17 May 2018 Rebecca D. Harris 17 Sep 2018
5 Creative Commons What is Rational About Obesity? This UBVO seminar was given by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek in May 2018 Stanley Ulijaszek 17 Sep 2018
6 Creative Commons Framing Obesity as a Problem This seminar was given by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek at the Center for Research on Human Nutrition in Paris in 2018 Stanley Ulijaszek 17 Sep 2018
7 Creative Commons Resisting moralisation in health promotion A seminar by Rebecca Brown (University of Oxford) Rebecca Brown 13 Mar 2018
8 Creative Commons Not your good fatty: how fat activists disrupt using Web 2.0 A seminar by Cat Pausé (Massey University, New Zealand) Cat Pausé 13 Mar 2018
9 Creative Commons Anorexia, care and comfort A presentation by Anna Lavis (Goldsmiths, London) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 Anna Lavis 13 Mar 2018
10 Bitter-sweet adaptation A seminar by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (University of Oxford) Stanley Ulijaszek 13 Mar 2018
11 Creative Commons Macaques at the margins Professor Sarah Elton (Durham) discusses 'what we can learn about the evolution of human dietary diversity from studying other primates outside the tropics', a UBVO seminar 16 November 2017 Sarah Elton 13 Mar 2018
12 Creative Commons The discursive regulation of 'too fat' and 'too thin' bodies A presentation by Helen Malson (University of the West of England) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 Helen Malson 13 Mar 2018
13 Creative Commons Obesity in the US media, 1999-2010 A presentation by Natalie Boero (College of Social Sciences, San Jose, California) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 Natalie Boero 13 Mar 2018
14 Creative Commons Completing contemporary discourses of obesity A presentation by Helene Shugart (University of Utah) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 Helene Shugart 13 Mar 2018
15 Creative Commons Analytic approaches to media representations A presentation by David Zeitlyn (University of Oxford) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 David Zeitlyn 13 Mar 2018
16 Creative Commons Text mining techniques A presentation by John McNaught (Deputy Director of the National Centre for Text Mining) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 John McNaught 13 Mar 2018
17 Creative Commons Dangerous engagements? Exploring pro-anorexia websites and in the media A presentation by Anna Lavis (Goldsmiths, London) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 Anna Lavis 13 Mar 2018
18 Creative Commons Not social mobility but deprivation mobility: places change their characteristics and people change their places Paul Norman (University of Leeds) presented this UBVO seminar on 2 November 2017 Paul Norman 13 Mar 2018
19 Creative Commons Constructing the archetypal anorectic trends in media representations of eating disordered celebrities A presentation by Paula Saukko (Loughborough University) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 Paula Saukko 13 Mar 2018
20 Polyrational approaches to obesity In this talk, Professor Stanley Ulijaszek considers whether obesity is a polyrational problem Stanley Ulijaszek 28 Feb 2018
21 Physical activity and the built environment A presentation given by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek at the Fribourg Obesity Research Conference in Switzerland in 2017 Stanley Ulijaszek 28 Feb 2018
22 Creative Commons Models of Obesity - A Book Launch To mark its publication of Models of Obesity: From Ecology to Complexity in Science and Policy in September 2017, author Stanley Ulijaszek discusses the book's themes and purpose Stanley Ulijaszek 28 Feb 2018
23 Creative Commons Listening to the News Audience - What's Missing from Obesity News? A seminar by Catriona Bonfiglioli, a senior lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia Catriona Bonfiglioli 28 Feb 2018
24 Creative Commons Childhood Obesity in Portugal Professor Stanley Ulijaszek interviews Professor Cristina Padez as part of the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) 'Instruments and Institutions' interviews series Stanley Ulijaszek, Cristina Padez 28 Feb 2018
25 What is Nutritional Anthropology? A talk by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek Stanley Ulijaszek 28 Feb 2018
26 Obesity and Consumption A lecture presented by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. Stanley Ulijaszek 28 Feb 2018
27 Life between protocols: the pragmatics of care in a nutrition intervention in Khayelitisha, South Africa Michelle Pentecost (School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford) gave this talk on 18 May 2017 as part of the Unity for Biocultural Variation and Obesity seminar series Michelle Pentecost 05 Sep 2017
28 Food and eating A presentation given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography) for the Unit of Biocultural Variation and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek 05 Sep 2017
29 Energy balance models of obesity A presentation given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography) for the Unit of Biocultural Variation and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek 05 Sep 2017
30 Global transformation of diet A presentation given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography) for the Unit of Biocultural Variation and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek 05 Sep 2017
31 Obesity governance through measurement A presentation given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography) for the Unit of Biocultural Variation and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek 05 Sep 2017
32 Genetics of obesity A presentation given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography) for the Unit of Biocultural Variation and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek 05 Sep 2017
33 Limitations of obesity models A presentation given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography) for the Unit of Biocultural Variation and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek 05 Sep 2017
34 Obesogenic environments A presentation given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography) for the Unit of Biocultural Variation and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek 05 Sep 2017
35 Bariatric surgery's intersubjective embodiments Heather Howard gave this talk on 11 May 2017 as part of the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity seminar series Heather Howard 05 Sep 2017
36 The obesity epidemic and how bodies come to be through the pedagogies of digital health Emma Rich gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 16th February 2017. Emma Rich 28 Feb 2017
37 Inequality, Obesity and Oxford: how to reduce car dependence Danny Dorling gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 2nd February 2017. Danny Dorling 28 Feb 2017
38 Creative Commons Social Mobility: Can family policy make a difference? Naomi Eisenstadt gives a talk for the UBVO seminar seires on 1st December 2016. Please note, there were technical difficulties during the recording of this episode so it will stop at 12:34. We apologise for this. Naomi Eisenstadt 28 Feb 2017
39 Creative Commons Epigenetics: Environment, embodiment and equality Rebecca Richmond gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 13th October 2016. Rebecca Richmond 28 Feb 2017
40 Familial homeostasis and negotiations of children’s eating and physical activity: An analysis of intergenerational conversations in low income US families Paulina Nowicka gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on November 17th 2016, Paulina Nowicka 18 Jan 2017
41 Creative Commons The influence of school on eating disorders in girls – evidence from Sweden and the UK Helen Bould gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 27th October 2016. Helen Bould 18 Jan 2017
42 Creative Commons ‘The Great Gatsby’ curve in 3D: Inequality of outcomes, inequality of opportunities, and social mobility across countries Gaston Yalonetzky gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 10th November 2016. Gaston Yalonetzky 18 Jan 2017
43 Advancing a model of inequalities, stress, and obesity Emily Henderson, Durham University, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Emily Henderson 22 Jun 2016
44 Brown adipose tissue, energy balance, and obesity - UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews Michael Symonds, Karolinska Institutet, gives a talk for the UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews series. Michael Symonds 14 Jun 2016
45 Bariatric surgery in childhood and adolescence - UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews Claude Marcus, Karolinska Institutet, gives a talk for the UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews. Claude Marcus 14 Jun 2016
46 Familial interventions for childhood obesity - UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews Paulina Nowicka, Karolinska Institutet, gives a talk for the UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews series. Paulina Nowicka 14 Jun 2016
47 UK Food Network Responsibility Deal - UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews Susan Jebb, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews series. Susan Jebb 14 Jun 2016
48 The Body Mass Index in Obesity Reporting - UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews Philip James, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, gives a talk for the UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews series. Philip James 14 Jun 2016
49 Sugar, Metabolisms, and Taxation - UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews Michael Goran, University of Southern California, gives an interview for the UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews series. Michael Goran 14 Jun 2016
50 Obesity, responsibility and ethics Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Julian Savuelscu 14 Jun 2016
51 Governing Plastic Biology: Biopolitics in Epigenetic Times. Maurizio Meloni, University of Sheffield, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Maurizio Meloni 02 Jun 2016
52 Creative Commons The dynamics in the details: An ethnography of food aid, weights and measures in South Sudan. Darryl Stellmach, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Darryl Stellmach 18 May 2016
53 The fat(tened) American: Between consumption, disgust, and animality Chris Forth gives a talk for the UBVO Seminar series on 26th October 2015. Chris Forth 22 Feb 2016
54 What’s next? The National Obesity Observatory Harry Rutter is interviewed about the National Obesity Observatory. Harry Rutter 22 Feb 2016
55 Creative Commons Hacking the Food System: Technologies of Justice and Inequality Melissa Caldwell gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 3rd December 2015. Melissa Caldwell 08 Feb 2016
56 Creative Commons Food as Media Eva Giraud gives a talk for the UBVO seminar seires on December 2nd 2015. Eva Giraud 08 Feb 2016
57 Celebrity Chefs as Political Activists: Audiences, Moments and Affect Michael Goodman gives a talk for the UBVO seminar seires on 1st December 2015. Michael Goodman 08 Feb 2016
58 Keynote: When Food Goes Digital: From a Mundane Point of View Steve Woolgar gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 30th November 2015. Steve Woolgar 08 Feb 2016
59 Creative Commons Digital Food Activism Karin Eli and Tanja Schneider gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 29th November 2015. Karin Eli, Tanja Schneider 08 Feb 2016
60 Creative Commons The ‘Who’ and ‘What’ of Diabetes on Twitter Mariano Berguerisse Díaz, Amy McLennan and Stanley Ulijaszek give a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 28th November 2015. Mariano Berguerisse Díaz, Amy McLennan, Stanley Ulijaszek 08 Feb 2016
61 Creative Commons Political Food Served Digitally All Day? An Online/Offline Perspective on Food- Related Political Consumerism Katharina Witterhold gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 27th November 2015. Katharina Witterhold 08 Feb 2016
62 Marketing Conscious Consumption Ryan Foley gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 26th November 2015. Ryan Foley 08 Feb 2016
63 Keynote: Evolutionary Ecology of Present-Day Obesity Production Stanley Ulijaszek, ISCA, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Australasian Society for Human Biology Annual Meeting, Adelaide. Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Feb 2015
64 Creative Commons Famine, Starvation, and Narratives of Hunger Stanley Ulijaszek, ISCA, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Feb 2015
65 Creative Commons UNU Lecture- Nutrition and Health Transition Stanley Ulijaszek, ISCA, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Feb 2015
66 Creative Commons UNU Lecture- Societal Change and Health Stanley Ulijaszek, ISCA, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Feb 2015
67 Creative Commons UNU Lecture-Systems Change and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek, ISCA, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Feb 2015
68 Creative Commons Keynote: Nutritional States and Welfare Regimes Stanley Ulijaszek, ISCA, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Feb 2015
69 Creative Commons Nutritional Anthropology Lecture- Evolution of Human Nutrition Stanley Ulijaszek, ISCA, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Feb 2015
70 Creative Commons Malaysian Food Barometer Elise Mognard gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Elise Mognard 16 Feb 2015
71 Creative Commons Clothes, Sizing and Obesity Maciej Henneberg, School of Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Maciej Henneberg 16 Feb 2015
72 Creative Commons Is Obesity a Disease? Paul Griffiths, Charles Perkins Center, University of Sydney, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Paul Griffiths 16 Feb 2015
73 Obesity and time urgency Peter Whybrow gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series, part of the Welfare Regimes Hypothesis. Peter Whybrow 16 Feb 2015
74 Creative Commons Political ecology of obesity Stanley Ulijaszek gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series, part of the Welfare Regimes Hypothesis Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Feb 2015
75 Inequality and obesity Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, Welfare Regimes Hypothesis, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 27th November 2009. Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett 16 Feb 2015
76 Creative Commons The history of the obesity epidemic Thorkild Sørensen (University of Copenhagen) gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 27th November 2009 Thorkild Sørensen 01 Feb 2015
77 Creative Commons Behavioral biology and obesity Trent Smith (Washington State University) gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 27th Novmber 2009 Trent Smith 01 Feb 2015
78 Anthropology, Childhood, and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek, ISCA, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity and Karolinska Institutet Workshop: Developmental Frameworks of Childhood Obesity. Stanley Ulijaszek 17 Dec 2014
79 Creative Commons Evidence of the effectiveness of health-related food taxes Peter Scarborough, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Michaelmas Term UBVO Seminar series. Peter Scarborough 17 Dec 2014
80 Creative Commons 'It’s not fat – it’s bioprene’: marathon swimming and heroic fatness Karen Throsby, Leeds University, gives a talk for the Michaelmas term UBVO seminar series. Karen Throsby 17 Dec 2014
81 Creative Commons Rodent Models of Obesity-Reductionist Approaches to Understanding the Basis of a Complex Human Trait Neil Docherty, University College Dublin, gives a talk for the Michaelmas Term UBVO Seminar Series. Neil Docherty 17 Dec 2014
82 Creative Commons Exploring critical geographies of obesity and fatness: environments, bodies and activism Rachel Colls, Durham University, gives a talk for the Michaelmas Term UBVO seminar series. Rachel Colls 17 Dec 2014
83 From denial to corporate social responsibility: rhetoric of the food industry on obesity prevention Amadine Garde, Liverpool University, gives a talk for the Michaelmas Term UBVO seminar series. Amadine Garde 17 Dec 2014
84 The Disenchantment of the Plate John Coveney, Flinders University, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series John Coveney 30 Jun 2014
85 What would the British food system look like if it took ecological public health at its heart? Geof Rayner gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Geof Rayner 30 Jun 2014
86 Bodies of water Amy Sharrocks, Artist, filmmaker and sculptor, gives a talk forhe UBVO seminar series Amy Sharrocks 30 Jun 2014
87 Microbes matter: metabolism and chronic disease in contemporary biomedicine Nadine Levin, Exeter University, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Nadine Levin 30 Jun 2014
88 ‘How many bodies?’ The clinic, the kitchen and the context of obesity Emily Yates-Doerr, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, gves a talk for the UBVO seminar series Emily Yates-Doerr 30 Jun 2014
89 Obesity in the news media life cycle: ethics, responsibility, and stigmatisation Catriona Bonfiglioli, Media Studies, Social and Political Change Group, University of Technology Sydney, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Catriona Bonfiglioli 30 Jun 2014
90 Creative Commons Brief interventions for weight management in primary care Amanda Lewis Department of Primary Care Health Science, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Amanda Lewis 22 Mar 2014
91 Creative Commons Comparative political ecologies of food and diet: systems of provision in Trinidad and Cuba Marisa Wilson, University of Edinburgh, gives a talk for the UBVO semianr series Marisa Wilson 22 Mar 2014
92 Creative Commons The intimacies of the celebrity chef industry: affects, effects and the mediation of eating Emma-Jayne Abbots University of Wales, Trinity St David, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Emma-Jayne Abbots 22 Mar 2014
93 Creative Commons Obesity and physical activity: from behaviour to environment Jean-Michel Oppert Centre de Recherche en Nutrition Humaine (CRNH), Paris, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Jean-Michel Oppert 22 Mar 2014
94 Creative Commons Liminal living: eating disordered embodiment and the reconfiguring of social being Karin Eli, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Karin Eli 22 Mar 2014
95 Creative Commons Biocultural perspectives on globalizing fat stigma Professor Alexandra Brewis, Director of Human Evolution and Social Change and ASU-Mayo Obesity Solutions, gives a talk for the UBVO Seminar series Alexandra Brewis 09 Dec 2013
96 Creative Commons Tropical Medicine Obesity, systems and complexity Harry Rutter. Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Harry Rutter 09 Dec 2013
97 Creative Commons Feeding the Elderly: A study of political, societal and individual practices regarding food for the elderly in Denmark 1880-2013 Jenna Jensen, University of Copenhagen, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Jenna Jensen 09 Dec 2013
98 Creative Commons Behavioural economics and eating habits Michèle Belot, School of Economics, University of Edinburgh. gives a talk for the UBVO smeinar series Michèle Belot 09 Dec 2013
99 Creative Commons Status Food and State Food: Notes on Obesity in Cuba Giovanna Neri, Study Coordinator in Clinical Trials, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Bergamo, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Giovanna Neri 29 Apr 2013
100 Creative Commons Beyond 'fat tax': What is the role and potential of food taxes? Hannah Graff, National Heart Forum, gives a talk for the UBVO Seminar Series on 22nd November 2012. Hannah Graff 25 Mar 2013