GAFS Future of Food Studies Conference

The Graduate Association for Food Studies will hold their annual The Future of Food Studies Graduate Conference at Washington University in St. Louis between Thursday, October 19th through Saturday, October 21st. 

The keynote speaker will be Professor Krishnendu Ray, acclaimed food studies scholar and chair of the Food Studies department at New York University. Professor Alison Alkon of the University of the Pacific will be delivering the plenary address on food justice. Additionally, a select number of student papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in the Graduate Journal of Food Studies, an open-source, peer-reviewed graduate journal publishing food-related research.

Registration is now closed for this event.

The Graduate Association for Food Studies (GAFS) is the official graduate student caucus of the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS). GAFS is an interdisciplinary academic community founded in the spring of 2014 with the goals of connecting graduate students interested in food and promoting their exceptional work. The Association publishes the digital Graduate Journal of Food Studies and hosts the Future of Food Studies conference for graduate students to present, discuss, and network. Our first Conference took place in 2015 at Harvard University.
Rooted in a network of senior graduate students pursuing food studies scholarship in a rigorous fashion, the Graduate Association for Food Studies provides peer-to-peer advice, support, and professional development. Join GAFS to build your CV as well as your knowledge of the pragmatics of peer review and book reviews (apply here to join our peer review board or to review a book), editing, and publishing—and meet other grad students interested in food studies, from all over the world.