Dr. Sara P. Díaz is an associate professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She holds a B.A in chemistry and Spanish language and literature from Whitman College. Dr. Díaz worked for six years in the biotechnology industry as an engineer before pursuing her graduate studies at the University of Washington. In 2007, she earned her M.A. in the history of science and twentieth-century U.S. history. Dr. Díaz completed her doctorate in Feminist Studies in 2012. Using feminist cultural studies of science, Dr. Díaz studies the complex relationships between science, gender, race, and the politics of the body. Her current scholarship examines the intersections of fatness, disability, and chronic illness.  Her other research interests include gender, race and twentieth-century science; feminist cultural studies of health sciences, 20th Century US history, feminist research ethics; feminist epistemologies; feminist environmental justice; and critical mixed race studies.