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

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


Annually, the organization honors 5 outstanding scholars with awards: ASFS Book Award, Belasco Prize for Scholarly Excellence, ASFS Award for Food Studies Pedagogy, Alex McIntosh Graduate Prize, Bill Whit Undergraduate Prize.

Collaboration and Innovation Across the Food System: Join us for the Joint 2014 Annual Meetings & Conference of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS), Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), & Society for Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN), to be hosted by the University of Vermont (Burlington, VT). Click here for the conference homepage.

Conference Call for Abstracts
Please click here for 2014 Conference Call for Abstracts

President: Jeffrey Miller
Vice-President: Psyche Williams-Forson
Secretary: Beth Forrest
Treasurer: Jennifer Berg

Officers are ASFS members elected to serve 3 year terms. Elections take place at the annual ASFS board meeting.