Association for the Study of Food and Society

The ASFS was founded in 1985, with the goals of promoting the interdisciplinary study of food and society. It has continued that mission by holding annual meetings; the first was in 1987 and since 1992, the meetings have been held jointly with the organization: Agriculture, Food & Human Values.

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Working with Routledge Publishing, the organization produces the quarterly journal, Food Culture & Society.


Annual ASFS/AFHVS Conferences 

2018: June 13-16

The Agroecological Prospect: The Politics of Integrating Food and Farming with Values and the Land

Hosted by University of Wisconsin, Madison

Conference Website

2019: June 26-29

Title: TBA

Hosted by University of Alaska, Anchorage


For the latest organization and member news:

Spring 2018 ASFS Newsletter


The Graduate Association for Food Studies

As of January 1, 2017, the Graduate Association for Food Studies (GAFS) is now the student caucus of the ASFS! All ASFS members who are students will automatically be part of the student caucus. For more information on the GAFS, please visit their website.