In episode 21, we talk with Dr. Alex Brewis (Slade) about her new position as President of the Human Biology Association, her personal development as a researcher, and recent research on weight stigma. Brewis shares stories of her past and her diverse background within the field of anthropology, the importance of studying stigma as an anthropologist, and her hopes for the future of the Human Biology Association. Brewis is a President’s Professor at Arizona State University and former director of ASU’s School of Evolution and Social Change. For more information about Brewis check out her Arizona State University webpage her blog, “Lazy, Crazy, Disgusting”, which she co-authors with colleague Amber Wutitch, or her twitter @brewis_alex. Slade can also be reached via email at


The Sausage of Science is produced by Cara Ocobock and Chris Lynn, with assistance from Junior Service Fellow Caroline Owens for the Public Relations Committee of the Human Biology Association. The song in the soundbed is “Always Lyin’” by the Morning Shakes.

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