2023 Association for the Study of Food & Society / Agriculture, Food, & Human Values Society Annual Meeting

Although UNC Press does not have a booth at the ASFS/AFHVS annual meeting this year, you can still browse our new books in food studies & purchase them at our conference discount! Visit our virtual booth to learn more about our titles on display, to connect with editor Cate Hodorowicz, and to learn more about our new Black Food Justice series.

Cate Hodorowicz will be attending the conference so if you see her, please be sure to say hello! She would love to connect with you about the projects that you are working on. Her interests in food studies include new work on food and justice issues, cultural history and cultural studies work centered on food, and a sublist of titles that break new ground in considering food’s relationship to health, medicine, science, and ecology and the environment.

Learn About our New Black Food Justice Series

Graphic of a black fist holding a carrot above text that reads "Black Food Justice"

The Black Food Justice series publishes new scholarship at the intersection of Black studies and critical food studies. While books may address any aspect of producing, distributing, or consuming food, the series features scholarship that explores how Blackness can be theorized and understood through the study of food and/or how the meaning of food itself is challenged and transformed when analyzed through theoretical frameworks grounded in Black thought and liberation. As ethnographers of everyday life who have been working as both food justice scholars and activists in the US and beyond for over a decade each, the series editors shaped this series with the intention to name, define, and create future visions for Black food justice scholarship that can have material implications for protecting, nourishing, and cherishing Black life.

The series editors are especially interested in original work by emerging scholars (especially first-time authors) and well-established scholars that builds on the strengths of UNC Press in African American Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies, Food Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Southern Studies.

Series Editors:

Ashanté Reese is assistant professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C. and co-editor of Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice with Hanna Garth.

Hanna Garth is assistant professor of anthropology at Princeton University. She is the author of Food in Cuba: The Pursuit of a Decent Meal and co-editor of Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice with Ashanté Reese.

Use promo code 01DAH40 to receive our 40% conference discount.

Titles on display include:

Diners, Dudes, and Diets
How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture
Emily J. H. Contois

Edible North Carolina
A Journey across a State of Flavor
Marcie Cohen Ferris

Caribeños at the Table
How Migration, Health, and Race Intersect in New York City
Melissa Fuster

How Brazil Embraced the World's Most Caffeine-Rich Plant
Seth Garfield

Black Smoke
African Americans and the United States of Barbecue
Adrian Miller

Black Food Geographies
Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.
Ashanté M. Reese

Grain and Fire
A History of Baking in the American South
Rebecca Sharpless

Every Nation Has Its Dish
Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America
Jennifer Jensen Wallach

Freedom Farmers
Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement
Monica M. White

Eating While Black
Food Shaming and Race in America
Psyche A. Williams-Forson

Stop by our virtual booth to browse our titles on display! Be sure to use promo code 01DAH40 at checkout to receive our 40% conference discount. And if your order totals over $75, domestic US shipping is FREE.