The Graduate Journal of Food Studies (GJFS) first hosted a series of virtual office hours leading up to the 2021 Just Food conference. Designed for folks to ‘think out loud’ and receive peer feedback on in-progress abstracts, they were especially helpful for graduate students and early-career researchers who were thinking about submitting abstracts for papers, lightning talks, or creative works. These inaugural sessions were held by Alanna K. Higgins, Cormac Cleary, Jess Fagin, and Maya Hey. We acknowledge and thank them for their work.
GAFS has since expanded this initiative to offer advice for a host of topics, from the graduate school application cycle to conference preparation. We invite folks to “stop by” regardless of discipline, career stage, or degree of preparedness. Just come with questions! These office hours are designed to be open-ended enough to adapt to the needs of whoever “drops in.”
“Cultivating Connections” Conference Prep
Tuesday, January 4th
4-8 p.m. EST | 1-5 p.m. PST
Ariana Gunderson, GAFS Co-President
Stephanie Borkowsky, GAFS Vice President
Bailee Blankemeier, GAFS Programming & Outreach Coordinator
Rikki Brown, GAFS Treasurer
Still thinking about submitting an abstract to the ASFS/AFHVS Cultivating Connections: Exploring Entry Points Into Sustainable Food Systems conference? “Drop by” Office Hours any time between 4-8 p.m. EST (1-5 p.m. PST) on Jan. 4 to receive peer feedback on your submission draft.
The deadline for submissions is Jan. 5.