The connection between Black female bodies and ill health, fatness, and inferiority marks the historical record on race and health. The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a prominent contemporary marker of this linkage. While there are strong arguments for and against the contention that there is a causal connection between BMI and ideal health, these… Read more →
Dr. Tina Sikka is a Lecturer in Media and Culture at Newcastle University. Her research interests include the sociology of science and technology (inclusive of environmental science, nutritional science, health), as well as feminist praxis and well as the study of race. In addition to her academic work, Tina has written for such outlets as Jacobin, Lady Science and Alternet. Her most recent book is titled Climate Technology, Gender, and Justice: The Standpoint of the Vulnerable (Springer Press, 2019). Her research can be found on her Newcastle University page.