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Lyla Byers

Lyla Byers

Name, Title
Lyla Byers

Degree: Ph.D
Email: lbyers2@vt.edu
Previous Education: George Mason University, Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies, 2018; Valdosta State University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 2015

Research and Interests: fat studies, gender, mothering, the family, pop culture, qualitative methodology

Awards and Honors: Most Outstanding Thesis, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, George Mason University, 2018

Presentation at Professional Conferences: Most Outstanding Thesis, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, George Mason University, 2018 

Courses Taught: WGS 1824: Intro to Women's and Gender Studies (2x), WGS 2224: Women and Creativity

Publications: All: Byers, Lyla & Williams, Heidi (forthcoming). “Hollywood’s Slim Pickings for Fat Characters: A textual analysis of Gilmore Girls, Sweet Magnolias, This is Us, and Shrill.” Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society. ; Byers, Lyla. (2021, May 1). “Thin People Die Too: The Weight of Being a Fat Studies Scholar.” Shuddhashar 24, https://shuddhashar.com/the-weight-of-being-a-fat-studies-scholar/. ; Byers, Lyla & Harrison, Anthony Kwame. (2020). “You Should Major in Zines: Unconventional Pedagogies in Higher Education.” Zines: An International Journal on Amateur and DIY Media 1(1), 7-18.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lyla-byers/

Favorite Quote: 

"the sun will rise and we will try again"