Areas of Focus
Jeannine A. Gailey specializes in gender and deviance. Her research and teaching interests include sociology of the body, fat or critical weight studies, sexualities, gender, and organizational deviance. She came to TCU from Northeast Ohio in 2005 and has been actively involved in the women and gender studies program since her arrival on campus.
She is currently co-editing two special issues for the journal Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society. Her recent monograph, The Hyper(in)visible Fat Woman, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014. In addition, her work has appeared in journals such as, Fat Studies, Social Psychology Quarterly, Deviant Behavior, Qualitative Research, and the Journal of Gender Studies. In 2015, Gailey received the WGST Claudia Camp Research and Creative Activity Award for her work on the stigma and marginalization women of size experience in society.