CALL FOR PROPOSALS – 3rd Annual Workshop on Food Justice

Call for Proposals
Third Annual Workshop on Food Justice: Bringing Theory and Practice Together
May 15th and 26th 2015
at Michigan State University
Deadline for submissions: March 13, 2015

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 facilitate scholars and practitioners coming together to share expertise around the challenges and opportunities in food justice. The two-day conference will include scholarly talks and visits to local environmental justice projects. Papers should be accessible to a public audience.

We invite proposals on the justice of practices such as:
– Food security and food sovereignty
– Local food, slow food, or other food-based social movements
– International trade and regulation
– Agricultural ecology and sustainability
– Labor at all points in the food system
– Non-human animals in agriculture
– Food, diet, or cooking
– Intersectional perspectives on food systems
– Agricultural policy and food standards
– Seeds and genetically modified foods

The workshop is intended as a transdisciplinary space to forge connections between theories and between theory and practice. Papers in disciplines such as anthropology, critical race studies, disability studies, indigenous studies, economics, gender and sexuality studies, geography, history, literary criticism, philosophy, religious studies, sociology, and the human dimensions of agricultural and environmental sciences are all encouraged. Particularly welcome are talks which bridge theory and practice.

250-word abstracts for individual papers or posters, and 500-word panel proposals, are due by March 13th, 2015. Please submit proposals through the workshop webpage at workshoponfoodjustice.com/call-for-proposals/ and direct any questions to workshoponfoodjustice@gmail.com.

*UPDATE: Selected papers will be invited to contribute to an edited volume on food justice and transdisciplinarity.*