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.


New Members 

Renewals for Current Members

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


Migrating Food Cultures:

Engaging Pacific Perspectives on Food

and Agriculture

Hosted by Occidental College 

Los Angeles, California


June 14-17, 2017

Join us for the Joint 2017 Annual Meetings & Conference of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS), Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), & Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN), to be hosted by Occidental College, in Los Angeles, CA. For more information on the conference, click here!

2016 Fall ASFS Newsletter

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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.