I have a passion for sharing ideas and engaging in dialogue with audiences ranging from academics to community members to university undergraduates and high school students. I have presented at academic conferences and community forums, sharing information about eating disorders, embodiment, and social justice and engaging in dynamic discussions with audiences. If you are interested in having me speak, please contact me using the contact form.

I am available to speak about the following subjects:

  • Eating disorders
  • Body image/bodily distress
  • Feminism
  • Social justice
  • Social media
  • Knowledge translation/knowledge mobilization

Here is a sample of the presentations I have given over the past several years:

Academic Presentations

LaMarre, A. & Rice, C. (July 2017). Not All Sunshine and Rainbows: “Re/Covering” from Eating Distress. Psychology of Women Section Conference, BPS. Windsor, UK.

LaMarre, A. (July 2017). But Recovery is a Choice! Unpacking Neoliberalism in Eating Disorder Recovery. Psychology of Women Section Conference, BPS. Windsor, UK.

LaMarre, A., Sutherland, O. & Hardt, L. (July 2017). I gave it my best shot, but life is just not something that I can handle': Neoliberalism in the Therapy Room. Psychology of Women Section Conference, BPS. Windsor, UK.

LaMarre, A. (July 2017). Optimism. 5 Minute Challenge. International Society for Critical Health Psychology Conference. Loughborough, UK.

LaMarre, A., Rice, C. & Jankowski, G. (July 2017). Biopedagogies of eating disorder prevention: Media literacy is not immunity. International Society for Critical Health Psychology Conference. Loughborough, UK.

LaMarre, A., Rice, C. & Riley, S. (July 2017). Body image, embodied: A critical theoretical exploration of the “turn to embodiment” in psychology. International Society for Critical Health Psychology Conference. Loughborough, UK.

Gibson, A. & LaMarre, A. (July 2017). Visualising health and illness: Applying methodological innovation in the critical examination of health experiences. International Society for Critical Health Psychology Conference. Loughborough, UK.

LaMarre, A. & Rice, C. (July 2017) Creativity, Flexibility, and Frustration: Digital Storytelling Done Two Ways. Qualitative Methods in Psychology Conference, BPS. Aberystwyth, Wales, UK.

LaMarre, A., Mazur, L., McPhail, D. & Rice, C. (June 2017). Reproducing stigma: Exploring weight stigma in pregnancy care. International Weight Stigma Conference.  Prague, Czech Republic.

Harrop, E., Henretty, J., LaMarre, A. & Atkins, J. (June 2017) Weight matters: examining issues of weight-bias in eating disorder research methodologies. International Weight Stigma Conference.  Prague, Czech Republic.

Harrop, E. & LaMarre, A. (June 2017). The “Face” and “Place” of Eating Disorder Recovery: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Eating Disorder Treatment Center Promotional Materials. International Conference on Eating Disorders, Prague, Czech Republic. 

LaMarre, A., Soloman, A., Alexander, J. & Krasna, J. (June 2017). Hashtag Diversity: Dialogue in the Eating Disorders Field Through Social Media Engagement. International Conference on Eating Disorders, Prague, Czech Republic.

LaMarre, A. & Rice, C. (September, 30th 2016). Hashtag Goals: Eating Disorder Recovery on Instagram. Eating Disorders Association of Canada Conference. Winnipeg, MB.

LaMarre, A. & Rice, C. (September 29th, 2016). Hashtag Goals: Eating Disorder Recovery on Instagram. Eating Disorders Association of Canada Conference. Winnipeg, MB.

LaMarre, A. (July 12th, 2016). Embodying Otherwise: Theorizing Embodiment in Eating Disorder Scholarship. Third ISA Forum of Sociology, Vienna, Austria. (Distributed Paper)

LaMarre, A., Rice, C., Douglas, P. & Changfoot, N. (July 7th, 2016). Making Space for Engagement: Feminist Embodied Research Methods in Psychology. Psychology of Women Section, British Psychological Society. Windsor, UK.

LaMarre, A., Rice, C. & Jankowski, G. (June 30th). Bodies at the intersection: A paradigm shift in eating disorders prevention. Appearance Matters 7. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, London, UK.

DeSantis, C., Holliday, J., Jeffrey, N., LaMarre, A., Pileggi, V., Tetro,M.* & Rice, C. (May 29th 2016).  Becomings: Embodying feminist theory in an interdisciplinary graduate course. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2016, Women and Gender Studies et Recherches Feministes. Calgary, AB. (* authors alphabetical)

Rinaldi, J., LaMarre, A., Rice, C., Harrison, E. & Pendleton-Jimenez, K. (May 29th 2016). Narrative filmmaking on body stigma & queercrip sexualities: An exploration of process & themes. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2016, Canadian Disability Studies Association (CDSA). Calgary, AB.

Rinaldi, J., LaMarre, A., Rice, C., Harrison, E. & Pendleton-Jimenez, K. (May 29th 2016). An exploration of participatory arts-based research conducted in queer community. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2016, Women and Gender Studies et Recherches Feministes. Calgary, AB.

Rinaldi, J., LaMarre, A., Rice, C., Harrison, E. & Pendleton-Jimenez, K. (May 31st 2016). Through Thick and Thin: An exploration of participatory arts-based research conducted in queer community. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2016, Sexuality Studies Association. Calgary, AB.

LaMarre, A., Bachner-Melman, R., Oberlin, K., Hartman McGilley, B., de Vos, S. & Dooley-Hash, S. (May 5th 2016). Eating disorder recovery: Bridging the research practice gap. International Conference on Eating Disorders 2016. San Francisco, CA.

LaMarre, A., Cool, C., Curran, L., Kinavey, H. & Sturtevant, D. (April 28-29th 2016). The (fat) elephant in the room: Taking on weight stigma in the eating disorder field. Weight Stigma Conference 2016. Vancouver, BC.

LaMarre, A., Rinaldi, J. & Rice, C (September 19th, 2015). Intersecting stigmas, intersecting solutions: Insights from "Through Thick and Thin," a collaborative research project exploring queer women's experiences of body image and body management. Weight Stigma Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland.

LaMarre, A. & Rice, C. (July 22nd-24th, 2015). Balancing artistry and criticality: Developing a research-based digital storytelling curriculum for women in eating disorder recovery. The Arts in Society Conference, London, UK.

LaMarre, A. & Rice, C. (June 2nd, 2015). Bodies in between: Ethical openings on eating disorder recovery. Paper presentation on panel: Beyond Normative Ethics: Ethics of Disability Arts Research. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015, Canadian Disability Studies Association (CDSA). University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.

LaMarre, A. (May 28th, 2015). “Just a Researcher?” Exploring the role of the researcher in community-engaged eating disorder work. CU2Expo, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.

LaMarre, A. & Bergen, A. (May 27th, 2015) Lost in translation? Rhetoric and practice in community engaged collaborations. CU2Expo, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.

LaMarre, A. (May 14th, 2015). A rose by any other name: Of knowledge mobilization, science blogging, and eating disorders. Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum, Montreal, QC.

LaMarre, A. & Rice, C. (February 24th, 2015). Normal eating is countercultural: Exploring young women's lived, embodied experience of eating disorder recovery. Ontario Shores Research Day, Whitby, ON.

Rinaldi, J., LaMarre, A. & Rice, C. (November 22nd, 2014). Recovering bodies: The production of the recoverable subject in eating disorder treatment regimes. Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

LaMarre, A. & Rice, C. (October 7th, 2014). Am I Recovered Yet? Exploring young women's stories of disordered eating and recovery in a biopedagogical society. Eating Disorders Association of Canada Biennial Conference, Vancouver, BC.

LaMarre, A. & Rice, C. (July 10th, 2014). Cracks in My Armour: Digital storytelling with young women in eating disorder recovery. Psychology of Women Section, British Psychological Society Conference, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK.

LaMarre, A. (May 30th, 2014). The embodied graduate student. Presenter, session organizer and session chair: Art-making as transformative politics: altering communities, staging critique. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2014, Canadian Sociological Association Meeting, Brock University, ON.

LaMarre, A., Robson, J. & Dawcyzk, A. (March 28th, 2014). Social support on and offline: A thematic analysis of parents’ blogs written during engagement with family-based treatment for a child’s eating disorder. International Conference on Eating Disorders 2014, New York City, NY.

LaMarre, A. & Sutherland, O. (July 23rd, 2013). Expert opinion? A discourse analysis of eating disorder talk on Dr. Phil. International Society of Critical Health Psychology Biennial Conference 2013, Bradford, UK.

LaMarre, A., Bergen, A. & Devereaux., R. (June 15th, 2013) Engaging transformation: Creating and realizing a community driven research program. CUExpo 2013, Cornerbrook, Nfld.

Invited Presentations

LaMarre, A. (March, 2017). Let’s get social: Social media, social justice, and social support for eating disorders. National Initiative for Eating Disorders Symposium, Guelph, ON.

LaMarre, A. & Cool, C. (November 11th, 2016). Eating Disorders: What's feminism got to do with it? The Renfrew Centre Foundation Conference 2016. Philadelphia, PA.

LaMarre, A. (October 21st, 2015). Blogging in graduate school. Presentation for panel on social media for the University of Guelph Graduate Student KTT-KMb Learning Circle. Guelph, ON.

LaMarre, A. (June 11th, 2015). Eating disorder recovery: The hope, the complexity. Presentation to the CMHA Family and Friends Group, Kitchener/Waterloo.

LaMarre, A. (Feb. 22nd,  2015). Digital stories presentation, NIED 3rd Annual Honouring the Journey Symposium. National Initiative for Eating Disorders, Toronto, ON.

LaMarre, A. & Rice, C. (Jan. 12th, 2015). Letting Bodies Be: Eating Disorder Recovery and the Body Beautiful. National Initiative for Eating Disorders, Toronto, ON.

LaMarre, A. (Nov. 26th, 2013). Beyond the Normal/Pathological Divide: Eating Disorders in Context. Canadian Federation of University Women, Guelph Chapter.

LaMarre, A. (Oct. 8th, 2013). Panel presenter, "The Diversity of Us." University of Guelph International Day of the Girl.

Poster Presentations

LaMarre, A. (Nov. 13th-15th, 2015) The body as absent presence: Situating embodiment in eating disorder theory, research, and practice. Poster presentation at The Renfrew Centre Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

LaMarre, A., Tetro, M., DeSantis, C., Holliday, J., Jeffrey, N., Pileggi, V. & Rice, C. (Sept. 24th 2015). Who are we becoming? Exploring an interdisciplinary adventure. Poster presentation at FRANFair, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON.

LaMarre, A., Bishop-Williams, K., Meeks, T., Racey, M. & Day, L. (May 14-15th, 2015). Designing a culture of co-learning: Mobilizing knowledge about KMb amongst graduate students. Poster presentation at Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum, Montreal, QC.

LaMarre, A. & Rice, C. (July 1-2nd, 2014). Unrecoverable? Prescriptions and possibilities for eating disorder recovery. Poster presentation at Appearance Matters 6, University of West England, Bristol, UK.

LaMarre, A., Robson, J. & Dawcyzk, A. (2013). The blogging cure? Exploring parents’ experiences of family-based treatment for a child’s eating disorder. Poster presentation at FRANFair, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON.

LaMarre, A., Mundel, I., Devereaux, R., Bergen, A. (2012) Exploring the results of a new community-university partnership between the University of Guelph’s Research Shop and the Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy Committee. Presentation at the Global Development Symposium, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON.iz

LaMarre, A. (2012) Arts-based knowledge mobilization. Presentation at the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship/The Research Shop Celebration, River Run Centre, Guelph, ON.