Body & Media Lab

Renee Engeln at Northwestern University

Renee Engeln is a psychologist and body image researcher at Northwestern University, where she directs the Body and Media Lab.


Dr. Engeln’s research focuses on issues surrounding women’s body images, with a particular emphasis on cultural practices that create or enforce the frequently contentious relationship women have with their bodies. She has won numerous teaching awards at both Northwestern University and Loyola University and has presented her research on fat talk, objectification, and media images of women to a variety of academic and professional groups around the U.S.

Dr. Engeln’s new book, Beauty Sick, is now available!

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