Semester: FALL 2023
Class time: Online synchronous
Class location: Online
Instructor: Margrethe F. Horlyck-Romanovsky
Office location: Room 439 West Quad or Online in Blackboard Collaborate Classroom
Office hour: Thursdays 5:30-6:30 PM
Contact email: MargretheHR@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Office phone: 718-951-5000, Ext. 2753
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Anti-racist pedagogy can be applied to any academic discipline as a way to explain and address the pervasiveness of racism. This framework calls on actively acknowledging and opposing racism by leveraging tools and strategies to design inclusive courses with more representation.
"Anti-racist pedagogy is not about simply incorporating racial content into courses, curriculum, and discipline. It is also about how one teaches, even in courses where race is not the subject matter." (Kishimoto, 2018, p.540). Anti-racist pedagogy requires students and instructors to engage in critical analysis and self-reflection to reveal structural inequities.
Citation: Chew, S., Houston, A., and Cooper, A. "1.3 What is Anti-Racist Pedagogy?" In The Anti-Racist Discussion Pedagogy (pdf version)
Interested in hearing from the authors of the The Anti-Racist Discussion Pedagogy? In this 2020 webinar, Dr. Selfa Chew, Dr. Akil Houston, and Dr. Alisa Cooper share actionable steps for breaking down race-based power structures in the classroom from their guide. This webinar is provided as additional, non-required information. Viewing this webinar recording is optional.
Principles and methods of nutritional epidemiology. Analysis and interpretation of local, national, and global food and nutrition survey tools and data. Critical investigation of the population-level contribution of food and nutrition to racial and ethnic inequities in health and diet-related disease.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
(if your course does not specifically address one or more of these please indicate)
By the end of this course students will be able to:
We Will Examine How Racist Norms Around Body Size Impact Nutrition Epidemiology Research and Results
Okop, K.J., Mukumbang, F.C., Mathole, T. et al. Perceptions of body size, obesity threat and the willingness to lose weight among black South African adults: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health 16, 365 (2016).
The body silhouettes method, designed and validated by Stunkard, Sørensen, & Schulsinger (1983), was used; it shows nine body silhouette figures, of both men and women, from very thin to very obese.
López Sánchez, G. F., Díaz Suárez, A., & Smith, L. (2017). Analysis of body image and obesity by Stunkard's silhouettes in 3- to 18-year-old Anales de Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 34(1), 167–172. Journal Article URL:
https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.34.1.294781 English PDF URL:
https://revistas.um.es/analesps/article/view/analesps.34.1.294781/220491 Spanish PDF URL:
We Will Examine Intentional Structural Origins of Access (Supermarkets, Farmers Markets, Education, Transportation, Green Space, Hospitals, Doctors per Capita, etc. etc.)
National Archives and Records Administration, Mapping Inequality. The 1938 Home Owners’ Loan Corporation map of Brooklyn.
Badger, E. (2017, August 24). How Redlining’s Racist Effects Lasted for Decades. The New York Times. URL:
NYCEDC (n.d) FRESH Supermarkets & Zoning Boundaries. URL:
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