Sapna Cheryan on Associations of Americanness

Premiere DateAug 14, 2017
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
00:51 Sapna Cheryan
03:52 "Protective Benefit" of Weight
05:08 Other "American" Qualities
06:13 Associating Americanness with Whiteness
08:25 Impact of Study in Current Social Climate
11:02 Re-associating Whiteness with America
12:43 Outro
13:13 Pushing Up Mr. Flannery and His Feelings
16:16 Finish

Sapna Cheryan joins the show to discuss her recent study that found Asian Americans who are heavier are perceived to be more American, the impact of her research in our current social climate, and much more.

Sapna Cheryan is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Washington. Click here to read more about her study “Unexpected Gains.”

Joe Virgillito is a staff writer and podcast producer at BTRtoday He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and wandering around aimlessly, as…