Gender, Food Choices, and Body Image:
The Intersections of Health, Behavior and Beauty
My research interests are, generally, in the areas Social & Behavioural Sciences, Gender, Sociology of Health, Health Psychology, Public Health, and Qualitative Research. Funnelling down a bit, I am interested into understanding the dynamics of social and cultural contexts for the determinants of health and healthy lifestyle at individual and community level. It is not the bacteria and viruses only that determine the health conditions, but social, tribal, religious and ‘patriarchal’ paradigms also regulate the outcomes and indicators for health conditions. For example how ‘institutional patriarchy’ affects the maternal health, how sexual orientation is treated and approached by the institution of religion and how violence against women affects the physical and mental health of women, especially in Asian underdeveloped countries.
I would be eagerly looking to have discussions, interaction, and get guidance from the seasoned scholars in these areas of the intersections between sociology and health.