Garden Conversation, Eighth International Conference on Food Studies, 25–26 October 2018, University of British Columbia - Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
Parallel Session, Eighth International Conference on Food Studies, 25–26 October 2018, University of British Columbia - Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
Talking Circle, Eighth International Conference on Food Studies, 25–26 October 2018, University of British Columbia - Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
Parallel Session, Eighth International Conference on Food Studies, 25–26 October 2018, University of British Columbia - Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
Talking Circle, Eighth International Conference on Food Studies, 25–26 October 2018, University of British Columbia - Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada

Eighth International Conference on Food Studies

  • 2018 Special Focus: Digital Food Cultures
  • 25–26 October 2018
  • University of British Columbia - Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada

At a Glance...

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

150+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Eighth International Conference on Food Studies.

24

Countries represented.

2018 Special Focus: Digital Food Cultures

Visual representations of food have become a central theme in digital social media. These representations are not simply literal, displaying what we eat: they also capture who we aspire to be in our social lives and our corporeal being. What do these representations tell us about the location of food in the broader social, economic, and political vectors of life in a digital age?

​Plenary Speakers​

The Eighth International Conference on Food Studies featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Kathleen LeBesco

Kathleen LeBesco

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, USA

"Nostalgia, Privilege and Resistance: Hipster Food in Digital Culture"

Alexandra Rodney

Alexandra Rodney

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada

"Why Food Blogs Aren't About Food"

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2018 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Lea Milan

Lea Milan

Tarlac State University, Philippines

Julieta Dorado

Julieta Dorado

Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Philippines

Megan Hinrichsen

Megan Hinrichsen

Monmouth College, USA

Joshua Oliver

Joshua Oliver

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Sasha Pesci

Sasha Pesci

University of California, Davis, United States

Sarah Stembridge

Sarah Stembridge

University of Califoria, San Diego, United States

Mariaelena Huambachano

Mariaelena Huambachano

California State University, Northridge, United States

Tania Farzana

Tania Farzana

Southern Cross University, Australia

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.