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Jenny Lee


Jenny Lee is a Lecturer in Creative Writing, Literary Studies and Gender Studies at Victoria University in Melbourne. She researches in the interdisciplinary fields of Fat Studies and Creative Writing (often producing work that crosses into both disciplines).

Jenny supports Melbourne fat activism such as Aquaporko (fat synchronised swimming), VaVaBoomBah (fat burlesque) and A Plus Market (regular fat fashion events). Jenny has published and presented at conferences in Australia, New Zealand, the US, the UK, Spain, Portugal and Italy. She is currently focused on writing memoir and narrative non-fiction about the fat body.

Her most recent publications can be read in Queering Fat Embodiment (2014), The Politics of Size: Perspectives from the Fat Acceptance Movement (2015) and Fat Sex: New Directions in Theory and Activism (2015). Her articles can also be read online at the Conversation.

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