The Graduate Journal of Food Studies (GJFS) is a platform for open scholarship. As the Scholarly Communications Coordinator for the Graduate Association for Food Studies (GAFS), James Edward Malin provides background to how open scholarship came to be, why it is a political act, and explains the steps early-career scholars can take towards a more open food studies scholarship.

Cannibalism distinguishes the civilized from the uncivilized, the moral from the depraved, and the holy from the wicked – or so the dominant Western narrative would have you think. Rachel B. Hermann’s edited collection, To Feast on Us as Their Prey: Cannibalism and the Early Modern Atlantic, contributes to the interdisciplinary historical study of cannibalism by reconsidering the traditional contexts in which the taboo practice is often explored.