CFP: Food Justice Panel: Critical Race & Ethnicity Network Conference

The Critical Race and Ethnicity Network (CREN) is holding it’s second, annual, one-day conference on Friday 21st October 2016, on the theme of “Intersectional interventions: connecting oppression anywhere with oppression everywhere“. The aim of the day will be to explore the ways in which different racialized, gendered, classed, amongst other oppressions have similar or inter-related causes, and asks us to consider the fragmented nature of interventions within academia/activist movements, and between academia and activism.

On that note, I would like to propose a 60 minute panel (or conference stream with 3 panels) on Food Justice, and invite abstracts on the same.
Topics can include, but are not limited to:
*considering the ways in which projects that are aimed at increasing access to ‘fresh’, ‘healthy’ foods tend to exclude People of Colour (e.g. see Slocum, 2007; Guthman, 2011)
*the tensions between local and Fairtrade movements ; or reflexive considerations on tensions within the local movement (e.g. see DuPuis and Goodman, 2005) or the organic food movement (e.g. see Guthman, 2004)
*ideas around “eating the other”  (hooks, 1992); or how calls to ‘re-engage with food’ lead to increased workloads for women, and often gets shifted to Women of Colour  (e.g. see Szabo, 2011) etc etc.

Should you be interested in participating please submit an abstract to by 18th June 2016.



DuPuis, E. M. and D. Goodman (2005). “Should we go home to eat?: Toward a reflexive politics of localism.” Journal of Rural Studies 21(3): 359-371.

 Goodman, M. K. (2004). “Reading fair trade: Political ecological imaginary and the moral economy of fair trade foods.” Political Geography 23(7): 891-915.

Guthman, J. (2004). Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California, University of California Press.

Guthman, J. (2011). “If They Only Knew” The Unbearable Whiteness of Alternative Food. Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability. A. H. Alkon and J. Agyeman. Cambridge, Mit Press263-281   

hooks, b. (1992). Black looks : race and representation. Boston, MA, Boston, MA : South End Press, 1992.              

Slocum, R. (2007). “Whiteness, space and alternative food practice.” Geoforum 38(3): 520-533.

Szabo, M. (2011). “The Challenges of “Re-engaging with Food“.” Food, Culture & Society 14(4): 547-566