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Research in Food Studies: Peer Reviewed Materials

This guide should help anyone interested in researching topics in the new and exciting field of Food Studies.


Association for the Study of Food and Society

The Association of Food and Society (ASFS) is one of the most important Food Studies associations in the world.  They run the most important annual Food Studies conference, and their quarterly journal, Food, Culture, and Society, is one of the most important locations for contemporary scholarly publishing.  Their website is an excellent tool for any researcher.  Aside from an archive of old newsletters and conference notes, and a listserv to keep up to date, it holds three excellent resources for contemporary research in Food Studies: these are a general “FS Links” page (which is a diverse group of websites and periodicals), “FS Programs” page (which is a constantly updated and exhaustive list of every Food Studies, or similar department in the world), and “New Books in FS”.

Graduate Association of Food Studies

In 2016, the ASFS adopted he Graduate Association of Food Studies (GAFS) as a student-oriented resource.  Aside from invaluable helpful tools for students (with such information as publishing and research tips) GAFS hosts an annual conference and publishes a quarterly journal itself, the Graduate Journal of Food Studies.  The archived journals are completely searchable and downloadable from their website.

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