GFASG Sponsored Meeting at 2017 AAG

Meeting: Food Justice Scholar-Activist/Activist-Scholar Community of Practice


Kristin Reynolds, Food. Scholarship. Justice./The New School/University of Southern Maine

Katera Moore, University of Pennsylvania –

Daniel Block, Chicago State University –

Sponsor: Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group


Food justice scholarship and activism have continued to evolve alongside, and often intertwined with each other over the past decade. This has set the stage for critical and action-oriented dialogues about: the meaning and scalability of “food justice,” as both a paradigm and material goal; the roles of academics in food justice activism; the recognition of experience-based food systems expertise; and a deep questioning of a dichotomy between activist and scholar–all topics of direct and historical relevance to geography.

Among our collective, we have organized conference sessions and field trips centered on these themes at the past few AAG meetings to begin to build a community of practice among “food justice scholar-activists and activist-scholars.” After a successful suite of sessions in 2016, and a special journal issue in progress, we will meet in Boston to continue cultivating this working group. The meeting is open to all, including community-based participants, academic, and professional geographers. Please join us if you are interested in helping to advance our collective food justice scholar-activist/activist scholarship.


 Friday, 4/7/2017

10:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Sheraton Hotel, Clarendon Room

No registration required.