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Leah  Turner

Leah Turner

Leah Turner
Graduate Assistant


Office: CMC R/S


Leah Turner is a Women's and Gender Studies master's student who came to USF from Florida Atlantic University's Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. At FAU, she earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Women’s Studies and a double minor in English Literature and Anthropology. Her senior thesis traces the historical creation of “fatness” in the United States and its subsequent portrayal in contemporary U.S. media. Her graduate research interests include weight and body image, race, sexuality, pornography and sex work, and beauty ideals in the U.S. and around the globe.