Renee Engeln, MA, PhD

Professor of Instruction in Psychology, Northwestern University, IL, USA
Work Experience: 14+ years’ experience in psychology research

Dr. Engeln is an award winning psychology professor and director of the Body and Media Lab at Northwestern University.

She is the author of Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women.

Dr. Engeln’s research and writing focus on issues surrounding women’s body images, with a particular emphasis on how cultural practices affect women’s relationships with their bodies. Her work has appeared in numerous academic journals and at academic conferences. She is regularly interviewed by media outlets, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Atlantic, BBC, and the Huffington Post. Her TedX talk at the University of Connecticut has garnered over half a million views.