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 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.

The second Future of Food Studies conference will be hosted at Washington University in St. Louis in October 2017. Distinguished keynote speakers are to be announced. Save the date and stay tuned for the conference call for papers.

Click here for more information about past conferences.