Renee Engeln: An Epidemic of Beauty Sickness
Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University
Renee Engeln is a psychologist and body image researcher at Northwestern University, where she is a Charles Deering McCormick Distinguished University Lecturer. Dr. Engeln’s research focuses on issues surrounding women’s body images, with a particular emphasis on cultural practices that create or enforce the frequently contentious relationship women have with their bodies. She received her doctorate in social psychology from Loyola University Chicago in 2004 and a masters in clinical psychology from Miami University in 1999. Dr. Engeln has won numerous teaching awards at both Northwestern University and Loyola University and has presented her research on fat talk, objectification, and media images of women to a variety of academic and professional groups around the U.S.