Call for Submissions: CAFS Spring 2015 Newsletter

We are now collecting submissions for the Spring 2015 CAFS newsletter! Possible submissions could include research updates, new books and publications, or events. All suggestions are welcome. Please share widely among your networks.

Deadline: Tuesday March 31, 2015.

All submissions should be sent as Word (.doc) documents, with tables, photos and figures as separate files to This is a great opportunity to push your research out into our growing community of practice to create new linkages, expand your networks and get constructive feedback.  Please consider submitting:

A) Major Research Project Updates, Book Reviews and Work(s) in Progress
Summaries (please keep submissions in the 250-500 word range).

B) Forthcoming Journal Article Abstracts, Book Launches, Events, Job Postings and Announcements (please keep submissions in the 150-200 word range).

CAFS recognizes the need for interdisciplinary research on food issues both within and outside of academia in response to societal needs such as informing policy makers, assessing the outcomes of community-based work, and demonstrating the health, social, cultural, spiritual and environmental impacts of food systems. To help facilitate this cross-pollination, and to reflect the broad range of important work happening in this field, we encourage academics and community researchers to make submissions to our CAFS Newsletter.

Much appreciated,

Jenelle Regnier-Davies
CAFS Newsletter Editor

Deadline for nominations for the award for EXCELLENCE in food studies research extended to March 1st 2015

The purpose of the Award for Excellence in Food Studies Research is to recognize CAFS members for outstanding research contributions that have had a significant impact in the field of food studies.

To nominate someone, please submit the following elements:

  • A cover letter from the principal nominator detailing the member’s contributions to substantive areas of research and/or theory and other qualifications for the award
  • The nominee’s current CV
  • Two or three letters of support (at least one from a CAFS member)
  • Up to three samples of the nominee’s research (optional)

Send all nominations to, to be forwarded to the CAFS Awards Committee Chair.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2015