Dr Cat Pausè

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Lecturer

Institute of Education

Telephone: +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 84382
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Room 2.05, Collinson Village, Turitea
Ph: 021 829 088

Professional

Professional Biography

Cat Pausé, PhD is a Human Development Lecturer and Fat Studies researcher at Massey University. Her research focuses on the effects of spoiled identities on health and well-being of marginalised populations, specifically fat individuals. Her work has been featured on the cover of the Dominion Post, The Huffinton Post, Yahoo, Radio New Zealand, Radio National Australia, and 20/20. Cat engages in digital scholarship through Tumblr, YouTube, and a weekly podcast. She may be found writing for The Conversation and her blog, Friend of Marilyn. Connect with Cat on Twitter (@FOMNZ), Academia.edu, Facebook, and Research Gate.

Qualifications

  • Doctorate of Philosophy - Human Development & Fami - Texas Tech University (2007)
  • Master of Arts - Sociology - Texas Tech University (2002)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Sociology - Southwest Texas State University (1999)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

I am a Fat Studies researcher. Fat Studies is an interdisciplinary field that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of fatness and the fat body. Fat studies researchers explore fat bodies as they are embodied and are shaped by/remake the world. Fat Studies creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance and celebration within mass culture.

My current research interests include the development, maintenance, and revision of fat identity and the education of service workers on the myths associated with obesity.

During my doctoral work, I studied under Dr. Gwendolyn T. Sorell on the Adult Identity Development Project. The AIDP collects data on adult identity development, maintenance, and revision - ranging from parental identity, work identity, sibling identity, friendship identity, spiritual identity, weight identity, and body identity. My dissertation explored weight identity in fat women.

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of Research Codes
Developmental Psychology and Ageing (170102):
Other Studies in Human Society (169900):
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000):
Studies In Human Society (160000)

Keywords

Fat Studies

Identity

Human Development

Research Outputs

Journal

Waitere, HJ., Wright, J., Tremaine, M., Brown, S., & Pause, CJ. (2011). Choosing whether to resist or reinforce the new managerialism: the impact of performance-based research funding on academic identity. HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT. 30(2), 205-217
[Journal article]Authored by: Pausè, C., Tremaine, M.

Sorell, GT., Sorelle-Miner, DA., & Pausé, CJ. (2007). Moving on: The challenges of dynamic systems perspectives. Human Development. 50(2-3), 160-164
[Journal article]Authored by: Pausè, C.

Thesis

Pause, C. (2008). Invisible women: Exploring weight identity in morbidly obese women. (Doctoral Thesis, Texas Tech University, TX, United States)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Pausè, C.

Conference

Dickson, C., Pause, C., Sorrell, GT., & Montgomery, MJ. (2009). Poster: An exploration of father role-related identity. In Society for Research on Identity Formation 16th Annual Conference: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 20 - 20). , Society for Research on Identity Formation [SRIF] Sixteenth Annual Conference: Identity formation from multiple perspectives: Personal, group, and cultural identities United States: Society for Research on Identity Formation
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Pausè, C.
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Pause, CJ., Kiesling, C., Sorell, GT., & Montgomery, MJ. (2009). Poster: Understanding and assessing adult identity: A psychosocial methodology. In Society for Research on Identity Formation 16th Annual Conference: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 18 - 18). , Society for Research on Identity Formation [SRIF] Sixteenth Annual Conference: Identity formation from multiple perspectives: Personal, group, and cultural identities United States: Society for Research on Identity Formation
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Pausè, C.
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Heisser, P., Pause, C., Sorell, GT., & Montgomery, MJ. (2009). Poster: The role of sexual orientation in women's perceptions of the adult daughter role. In Society for Research on Identity Formation 16th Annual Conference: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 18 - 18). , Society for Research on Identity Formation [SRIF] Sixteenth Annual Conference: Identity formation from multiple perspectives: Personal, group, and cultural identities United States: Society for Research on Identity Formation
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Pausè, C.
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Pause, C. (2009). Poster: Weight identity in morbidly obese women. In 2009 AWP Conference Program(pp. Unpaginated). , The Association for Women in Psychology [AWP] 32nd Annual Conference: Feminist Empowerment Through Unity and Diversity United States: Association for Women in Psychology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Pausè, C.
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Pause, C. (2008). Hearing their voices: a feminist perspective on women's identity. In Feminist Conjunctions: Abstracts(pp. Unpaginated). , Feminist Conjunctions New Zealand: Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Pausè, C.
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Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • English
    Last used: English
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Papers Coordinated

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