Saguy's research focus is on issues of gender, varying from forms of harassment based on gender, views of fatness and the overall body, and currently - studying how lawyers, activists, and journalists invoke the principle of gender neutrality to advance (or oppose) gender equality.
In the News
Examines how several different populations are using the term “coming out” to resist stigma and mobilize for social change, as part of a multi-case project. Analyses how and why the undocumented youth movement talks of “coming out” as undocumented, by drawing on in-depth interviews.
Draws on in-depth interviews with women working in the male-dominated trades. Examines how tradeswomen face specific forms of discrimination and develop diverse strategies for responding to them, depending on their sexual orientation, gender presentation, race, and body size.
Shows that reading news articles about the “obesity epidemic” increases reported weight-based prejudice and discrimination, based on an experimental design.
Provides the how and why Americans have come to see fatness as a medical problem and public health crisis and how these understandings are worsening weight-based prejudice and stigma.
Examines how several different populations are using the term “coming out” to resist stigma and mobilize for social change, as part of a multi-case project. Draws on in-depth interviews and textual analysis of blogs, memoires, and list servers, to analyze how and why fat acceptance activists talk of “coming out” as fat and what it means to “come out” as fat.
Expands on legal, corporate, and media definitions in the U.S. and France and why they are so dramatically different.