Book Launch: Celebrating the publication of 'Understanding Obesity' by Stanley Ulijaszek

Understanding Obesity by Emeritus Professor Stanley Ulijaszek, Director of the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity. Published Thursday 25 January 2024, by Cambridge University Press. Part of the Cambridge Understanding Life series.

Back page endorsements:

‘This is a gem!…it provides the reader with the key steps on how the concepts of obesity have developed historically and how these impact human beings today.’
Fredrik Karpe, Professor of Metabolic Medicine, University of Oxford

‘…highly engaging and accessible book…this careful parsing is a valuable and vital contribution to understanding the myriad contexts and entanglements that shape public understandings of obesity, as well as what productive responses might look like in that complicated terrain.’
Helene A. Shugart, Distinguished Professor of Communication, University of Utah

‘Obesity is a complex problem but in this handy book, Professor Stanley Ulijaszek masterfully explains and simplifies all of the nuances from causes to effects to solutions.’
Michael I. Goran, Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Research, University of Southern California

‘This excellent, highly accessible book is for anyone who struggles to make sense of the conflicting portrayals of obesity in our media and across society…’
Harry Rutter, Professor of Global Public Health, University of Bath

‘This book could only have been written by someone such as Stanley Ulijaszek who has immense interdisciplinary expertise, an inquisitive mind and a genuine worldwide view. A small but mighty book!'
Amandine Garde, Professor of Law, University of Liverpool


This book launch follows the Departmental Seminar (which is in 64 Banbury Road at 3.15pm) on Friday of Week 5.