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 second annual Future of Food Studies conference will be hosted at Washington University in St. Louis on October 20-21, 2017. We are thrilled to announce that our distinguished keynote speaker will be Krishnendu Ray, Associate Professor of Food Studies at NYU and current President of the Association for the Study of Food and Society. Save the date and stay tuned for the conference call for papers.

The first Future of Food Studies conference was hosted at Harvard University in October 2015 and featured more than forty student presentations and two keynote addresses by GAFS faculty board members Fabio Parasecoli of The New School and Joyce Chaplin of Harvard University.

Click here for more information about past conferences.