CFP: Food waste scholarship: Recent advances and perspectives from a fragmented field of study

Call for Papers: Food waste scholarship: Recent advances and perspectives from a fragmented field of study
As a relatively new field of study, food waste has seen engagement from a plethora of fields across multiple scales, and locations from differing perspectives. Its interaction between food studies, discard studies, and food security is one that reflects the increasing concern for the environmental impact of food waste and mitigation techniques that extend from preventative behaviour change to waste material maximization. At the same time, at the household level, studies have begun to address the the complex ways in which consumption and food waste interact with identity, care, and food safety. This session seeks to explore the study of food waste across such diverging perspectives of the local and global, farm to household, quantitative and qualitative, sociological to managerial, agentive and structural, prevention and reduction, etc. Organised by the International Food Waste and Food Loss Studies Group, this session will: 1) Provide a forum for food waste scholars to share their work, and 2) Create space to begin a conversation between these varying perspectives on food waste.
We welcome all contributions that touch centrally or tangentially on food waste through (but not limited to):
– Consumption
– Political ecology
– Waste management
– Prevention and/or reduction
– Gender
– Environment
– Discourse
– Materiality
– Social justice
– International development
– Policy
– Food systems
– Other
Interested speakers should contact Isabel Urrutia at for questions or submissions.
Submissions should include your AAG pin number and abstract.
Please use “AAG Food Waste” as the subject line of your email.
Session chair:
Isabel Urrutia | MES, MMath, BMath, PhD Student at
Department of Geography and Planning
University of Toronto
International Food Waste and Food Loss Studies Group (IFWFLSG)
Waterloo Food Issues Group (WatFIG)