because it is never just food
In this most unusual time, four academic organizations engaged in food studies are hosting a virtual conference centered on the theme of Food Justice. The title, Just Food: because it is never just food, highlights how food is ensconced in systems of exclusion, oppression, and power. We seek presentations* that reveal cultural and historical entanglements of food with social justice. We encourage scholars to examine the production, distribution, and consumption of food while keeping in mind power differentials in local and global world systems. We invite submissions that reveal and/or seek to challenge the systemic injustices of the industrial and alternative food systems that marginalize the food histories, practices, and experiences of diverse communities including Indigenous, Black, and people of color. We also seek papers that highlight the ways people use food for pleasure and autonomy. The conference hopes to make connections between diverse perspectives, to center historically marginalized voices, and to work towards building a greater understanding of how to achieve food justice on Turtle Island (North America) and globally.
Call for Abstracts
Call for Abstracts and Submission Links – Deadline February 22, 2021
The virtual conference will take place from June 9-15, 2021, and will reflect global times zones.
We have multiple options for registration, in an attempt to make this conference as inclusive and just as possible. For those who can afford to pay full price, we ask that you do so to help offset costs for organizing the conference.Register Here
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