Cat Pausé is the lead editor of Queering Fat Embodiment (2014, Ashgate). A Senior Lecturer in Human Development and Fat Studies Researcher at Massey University, her research focuses on the effects of spoiled identities on the health and well-being of fat individuals. She has published in top journals such as Human Development, Feminist Review, HERDSA, and Narrative Inquiries in Bioethics. Cat hosted the ‘Fat Studies: Reflective Intersections’ conference in 2012, and guest edited an issue on intersectionality for the Fat Studies Journal. Her work has been featured on The Huffington Post, Yahoo, NPR, and 20/20. Cat also maintains a presence in the Fatosphere through Tumblr, YouTube, Twitter, podcast, & blog, ‘Friend of Marilyn’.
Deborah Russell Massey University New Zealand
Deborah Russell is a Senior Lecturer in Taxation at Massey University. She is also a political activist and candidate for office. She has published in diverse areas including philosophy, politics, marketing, taxation, and business ethics, as well as appearing in mainstream media including newspapers, radio and television. Deborah has an active blog, Twitter and Facebook presence which leverages through to mainstream media and to acdemic publishing.