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Sabrina Strings, Ph.D.

Sociology

University of California-San Diego, 2012

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Sabrina Strings has a B.A. with High Honors in Psychology from University of California-Berkeley and an M.A. in Sociology from University of California-San Diego. She received her Ph.D. from University of California-San Diego. Her research examines the co-construction blackness and whiteness vis à vis the discourse surrounding "racially appropriate" female bodies from the Enlightenment through the early 20th century. Dr. Strings is a former McNair Scholar and has received several awards for her research from the African and African American Studies Research Center, as well as the Ujima Network. She has served as a UC President’s Dissertation Year fellow, and is a member of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. Since completing the ARC postdoctoral fellowship, she served as a UC Berkeley Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow from 2013-2015. She is also a 2017-2018 Hellman Fellow.  Her first book, Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia, is forthcoming with NYU Press (March 2019).  Dr. Strings is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California-Irvine (https://www.sociology.uci.edu/people/faculty.php).