CFP: Second Annual Workshop on Food Justice: Bringing Theory and Practice Together
Submission deadline: March 1, 2014
May 23, 2014 - May 25, 2014
Michigan State University
East Lansing, United States
Food justice is a growing movement that has inspired both on-the-ground community projects and theoretical articulations across multiple disciplines. This workshop aims to help scholars and practitioners identify and address the challenges and opportunities in food justice, including issues surrounding food access, food sovereignty, agricultural and environmental ethics, and agricultural sustainability. The conference will span three days and include scholarly talks and visits to local environmental justice projects. Academic papers should be accessible to a public audience.
Paper proposals are invited in areas such as
Food security and food sovereignty
Local foods as a social movement
Agricultural ecology and sustainability
Issues surrounding non-human animals in agriculture
Food, diet, and cooking as co-constitutive with identity
Agricultural policy and food standards
The workshop is intended as a transdisciplinary space to forge connections between theories and between theory and practice. Papers in disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, anthropology, geography, history, literary criticism, political ecology, religious studies, and the human dimensions of environmental sciences are all encouraged.
Proposals for panels and 300-word abstracts for individual presentations are due by March 1st, 2014. Please send proposals and abstracts, and any questions, to Ian Werkheiser email@example.com or Zach Piso firstname.lastname@example.org