Dr. Amélie Keyser-Verreault
Amélie Keyser-Verreault (she/her) holds a doctoral degree in sociocultural anthropology (Université Laval) and conducts research on body politics and gender with a focus on fat activism, beauty politics, maternity, aging, and resistance in East Asia. She has a deep interest in qualitative art-based, decolonial and intersectional methodologies. Her (master’s, doctoral, postdoctoral) research has been funded by SSHRC and the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture.
Current postdoc research
Amélie Keyser-Verreault is currently working on an ethnography of the fat-activism movement in Taiwan. Through in-depth conversations and art-based methodologies, she analyzes the politics of fat oppression in Taiwan, its entanglement with gender politics, and the related fat activist movement.