Call for Proposals: Feminist Food Studies

 This themed issue of CFS/RCÉA aims to highlight the spectrum of current scholarship in the emergent area of feminist food studies. We are interested in questions such as: How might feminist theory and feminist analyses of food systems, food practices, and gender enhance, enliven, and develop food studies? How do feminist food studies scholars differ in their pedagogical, methodological, and epistemological approaches? What work has already been accomplished by feminist food scholars? What disciplines inform or are missing from this activity? What areas have yet to be addressed? What future directions might feminist food studies follow?

We are seeking a wide range of papers that employ a feminist lens or analysis to explore food and gender in all its complexity. Please note that submissions can be made under a variety of categories, described under the “Submissions” menu at These categories include commentaries, perspective articles, original research articles, review articles, field reports, digital works, and art or design works.

Please see the full CFP for more information. 

2016 Conference: Scarborough Fare
Global Foodways and Local Foods
in a Transnational City


Conference: June 22 – 25, 2016

Hosted by University of Toronto, Scarborough

Joint conference of the
Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society (AFHVS),
The Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS)
and the Canadian Association for Food Studies

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The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) will host the 2016 joint  conference of the ASFS, AFHVS, and CAFS, the first time the three organizations have met together. The conference theme emphasizes the changing nature of food production, distribution, and consumption as people, goods, foods and culinary and agricultural knowledge move over long distances and across cultural and national borders. The conference will feature cultural events, art exhibits, and a banquet that highlight the diverse communities and cuisines of Scarborough and the Greater Toronto Area. Students and emerging scholars in particular are invited to submit proposals for a pre-conference to be held on June 21 and sponsored by CAFS.


Banner-CAFS Pre-conference 2016

2016 CAFS Pre-Conference for Students, Postdocs and Emerging Scholars
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
June 21st 2016
Cost: $30 (lunch and snacks included)

The pre-conference is a full-day event open to all students, postdocs and emerging researchers (including new faculty, sessionals, and community-based researchers). It is a unique opportunity to engage with like-minded peers, build your connections and networks internationally and across disciplines, share your ideas, and gain both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills of particular relevance to new researchers. This year’s programming focuses on the challenges of researching in food studies, provides career guidance, and includes opportunities to share research in the format of a poster presentation.

Poster Submissions
The poster session is an opportunity to present a recent research project, paper, or thesis, with a three-minute “elevator pitch” and poster. It is intended to foster interaction and engagement in a casual setting, and to encourage networking and social connection. Deadline for submissions is April 17th, 2016. See the submission form for complete guidelines.

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