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Duignan Sarah

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Sarah Duignan

PhD Students
Department of Anthropology


I completed my B.Sc. Honours at Trent University in 2013 with a specialization in biological anthropology, and my MA at the University of Manitoba in 2015.

My doctoral research focuses on body perception in relation to obesity and dietary change amongst immigrant youth in Canada. My work will focus on immigrant adolescents in Hamilton, ON, exploring how dietary acculturation and obesity rates impact body perceptions through time. My work provides an opportunity to identify barriers to healthy body images and healthy eating, and will explore the complex social, cultural, economic, and biological factors influencing obesity rates amongst immigrant youth.