Conference

GAFS coordinates the Future of Food Studies graduate student conference. These meetings provide an opportunity to present research, learn about the state of the discipline, and build networks of like-minded scholars. Prominent keynote food scholars are invited to speak about their research and about the “future of food studies” more broadly.


The Graduate Association for Food Studies is pleased to announce:

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with major funding from
The Association for the Study of Food and Society and Washington University in St. Louis


The Future of Food Studies at #GAFS17

The Graduate Association for Food Studies is pleased to announce the second annual Future of Food Studies graduate student conference, to be held 19-21 October 2017, at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. 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 Rates

In order to promote widespread student participation, we are pleased to offer the following budget-friendly conference fees.

  • $25 for presenters/attendees
  • Free for ASFS members

Thanks to generous funding from the Association for the Study of Food and Society and Washington University, modest support may be available in some cases to partially subsidize travel expenses of some conference participants, with priority granted to those traveling from afar.

The deadline for paper and panel proposals was June 15, 2017. Those who submitted abstracts can expect to hear from the conference committee before July 31, 2017.