This week we continue our series featuring book excerpts read by previous podcast guests. In this episode, Dr. Rebecca Lester, Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology at Washington University in St Louis, reads the Preface from her book, “Famished: Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America”.

We then rebroadcast her original interview (SoS 63, aired in March 2020), in which Dr. Lester discusses issues surrounding mental health in academia. Follow Dr. Lester on twitter @psychanthro, visit her website at, or email her at RJLESTER@WUSTL.EDU

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