Research

Study documents workplace bias against obese people

Study documents workplace bias against obese people

In their paper, “The Affective and Interpersonal Consequences of Obesity,” which was published in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Wharton Ph.D. student Emma Levine and Wharton professor Maurice Schweitzer found that people who are obese are widely seen as less competent than people who are of average weight in a workplace setting.

An enduring focus on Yiddish language and literature

An enduring focus on Yiddish language and literature

Kathryn Hellerstein, an associate professor of Germanic languages in the School of Arts & Sciences, discusses her most recent book, “A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987.” The comprehensive work covers four centuries of women Yiddish writers over more than 500 pages.