Past Conferences

2017: The Future of Food Studies at #GAFS17

St. Louis, Missouri | October 19 – 21, 2017
Presented by the Graduate Association for Food Studies with major funding from Washington University of St. Louis and support from the Umbra Institute

The Graduate Association for Food Studies hosted its second annual Future of Food Studies graduate student conference, October 19-21, 2017, at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The keynote speaker was 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 delivered the plenary address on food justice. Additionally, a select number of student papers presented at the conference were considered for publication in the Graduate Journal of Food Studies, an open-source, peer-reviewed graduate journal publishing food-related research.

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2015: The Inaugural Future of Food Studies

Cambridge, Massachusetts | October 23 – 25, 2015
Presented by the Graduate Association for Food Studies with major funding from the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University

The Graduate Association for Food Studies held the first Future of Food Studies conference in 2015. In addition to 40 paper presentations by graduate students from throughout the United States and the world, the conference featured two keynote speakers: Professor Fabio Parasecoli, acclaimed food studies scholar and coordinator of the Food Studies program at the New School, and Joyce Chaplin, Professor of Early American History at Harvard University.

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