Working Out the Relationship between Fitness and U.S. Public Policy


Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 4:15pm to 5:30pm


Land Lecture Hall, 4th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Join us and the Women and Public Policy Program for a conversation with Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Associate Professor of History at the New School; and Kinitra Brooks, Advancing Equity through Research Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard, Audrey and John Leslie Endowed Chair in Literary Studies in the Department of English at Michigan State University. Petrezla is currently writing a book about American fitness culture titled, Fit Nation: How America Embraced Exercise as the Government Abandoned It, which focuses on how the U.S. became obsessed with working out while access to exercise has become less publicly available. Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, HKS, will moderate. 

Refreshments will be served.