12th Annual Assembly of the Canadian Association of Food Studies (CAFS)

Food in Canada and Beyond: Communities, Collaboration, Complexity

PRE-CONFERENCE: May 27, 2017
Conference: MAY 28 – 30, 2017

The Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS) will host its twelfth annual assembly at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, May 27–30, 2017, in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Canada has immense food-systems resources and capabilities. Endowed with natural capital, informed by indigenous peoples and waves of immigrants, Canadian food systems continue to evolve in response to domestic and global challenges, such as food security, health and nutrition, food safety, climate change, and environmental degradation. Such evolutions contribute to shaping Canadian identities.

The 2017 conference invites a variety of submissions that examine how community, collaboration and complexity shape Canadian identities and Canada’s food systems and food movements. We are especially interested in submissions that examine food and its relationships with health, the environment, the arts and humanities, gender, indigenous peoples, education, security, public policy as well as how the roles of civil society, government, and business have an impact on food systems in Canada and the global context. Consistent with CAFS’ interests and mandate to promote multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship across multiple facets of food systems, we welcome a diverse array of submissions.
Presentation types:
– Standard Fare
– Themed Panels
– Pedagogy Matters
– Pecha Kucha
– Cookbook & Poster Displays
Submission areas may include, but are not limited to:
– food systems: local and global, past and present
– culture and cultural studies
– discipline-specific and interdisciplinary research
– art, design, and technology
– ethics, philosophy, and values
– food access, security, and sovereignty
– migration, immigration, diaspora and transnational community studies
– cultural, agricultural, and culinary preservation and innovation
– governance, policy, and rights
– pedagogy, food education, and/or experiential learning
– labour in the food system, production, consumption
– energy and agriculture
– health: opportunities, problems, paradigms, and professions
– business and management
Other Opportunities:
– Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in Food Studies
– Student Paper Award in Food Studies
– Exploration Gallery
For details and deadlines (the earliest one is January 15), please refer to our attached CFP guidelines.
For enquires, please email to assembly@foodstudies.ca.

 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 www.canadianfoodstudies.ca. 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.