Talking Circle, Eighth International Conference on Food Studies, 25–26 October 2018, University of British Columbia - Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
Garden Conversation, Sixth International Conference on Food Studies, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA
Emerging Scholar Awardees, Parallel Session, Sixth International Conference on Food Studies, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA

Founded in 2011, the Food Studies Research Network is brought together around a common interest to explore new possibilities for sustainable food production and human nutrition, and associated impacts of food systems on culture.


Annual Conference

The International Conference on Food Studies attendees include leaders in the field, as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer opportunities for attendees to share their work, discuss key issues in the field, and build relationships with attendees.

Membership in the network is included with each conference registration.

Journal & Books

The Food Studies Research Network supports a book imprint and a journal. Book proposals and article submissions which meet the specified requirements are then evaluated by qualified peers using a two way anonymous review process. If accepted in peer review, these works move through additional phases toward publication. To learn about the entire publication process for books or journals, please visit Learn More about the Book Publication Process or Learn More about the Article Publication Process.


Food Studies Research Network members have several opportunities for ongoing involvement. They can share video presentations of their scholarly work, apply to serve on the network’s Advisory Board, participate as a Reviewer, and much more. In short, there are myriad chances for members to gain experience and bolster resumes. Quarterly email newsletters contain updates on our conference, journals, and books as well as other news from the field.

Research Network Chairs

Courtney Thomas

Courtney Thomas

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, USA

Milagros Arteaga Checa

Milagros Arteaga Checa

Profesora Titular, Universidad de Jaén, Jaén, España

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