Michaela Null

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Michaela Null

Assistant Professor
UW-Fond du Lac
Anthropology-Sociology

Science Building, Room 215

michaela.nowell@uwc.edu
(920) 929-1166
Statement 

Michaela Null received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Purdue University and began her appointment as assistant professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac in fall 2012.

Originally from Ohio, she started out as a college student at Sinclair Community College and completed her bachelor's degree at Wright State University before spending a year as an Americorps*VISTA working at a daytime homeless shelter.

Her work focuses on the intersections of gender, sexuality, and body, as well as race and class, taking a critical lens regarding the sociology of fatness.

Professor Null's approach to teaching is similar to her approach to qualitative research: conversational, exploratory and iterative.

In Spring 2013, Professor Null gave a talk for UW-Oshkosh's Social Justice Week, entitled No Wrong Way to Have a Body: Why Fatness is a Social Justice Issue. She gave a similar short talk on Fat Studies for UW-Fond du Lac's Creative Campus Faculty Spotlight Spring Lecture Series.

Publications 

PUBLIC SOCIOLOGY

Raising Consciousness Around Systemic Inequality: Changing the Conversation, presented for University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's Social Justice Week, April 2014

No Wrong Way to Have a Body: Fatness as a Social Justice Issue, presented for University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's Social Justice Week, April 2013

What is Fat Studies?, presented for University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac's Creative Campus Faculty Spotlight Lecture Series, Spring 2013

 

BLOGGING SOCIOLOGY

Who Works with the Smart Kids? I do. for Conditionally Accepted.

Sociology of Fatness-Critical Perspectives for Teaching Sociology (and Anthropology) for Conditionally Accepted.

Crying (Naomi) Wolf Over Rape for Ms. Magazine Blog.

Education 

A.A., Sinclair Community College
B.A., Wright State University
M.S., Purdue University
Ph.D., Purdue University