Amanda M. Czerniawski is an associate professor of sociology at Temple University. After graduating magna cum laude with a BA from Princeton University, Amanda went on to Columbia University, where she earned a MA, MPhil, and PhD. From the development of height and weight tables that established the notion of ideal body weight to the role of plus-size models in challenging thin privilege, her research connects studies of gender and sexuality, sociology of the body, medical sociology, and sociologies of work and the professions.
Amanda actively writes for both academic and non-academic audiences and appears on television, film, and radio. Her recent book, “Fashioning Fat: Inside Plus-Size Modeling” (NYU Press), earned international attention as the first sociological examination of the plus-size industry with profiles in dozens of publications including New York Magazine, The Globe and Mail (Canada), Paula Magazine (Chile), Exame (Brazil), Cosmopolitan (Philippines), and Business Insider.