The Southern Foodways Alliance, along with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Graduate School at the University of Mississippi, announces a call for papers, multimedia projects, or short documentaries for a colloquium in the fall of 2017. The colloquium will be held on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, September 11-12.

We invite graduate students from a range of disciplines to exchange knowledge, experience, and scholarship. We welcome original research or projects that engage with the broad topic of social justice through the lens of southern foodways or agriculture. Suggested areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Southern foodways or agriculture and intersectional Southern identities (race, class, gender, sexuality, age, religion, etc.)
  • Food system labor in the U.S. South
  • Immigrant foodways of the U.S. South
  • Critical analyses of contemporary Southern foodways
  • Social, historical, or ecological studies of Southern agriculture, with emphasis on discrimination, environmental justice, etc.
  • Methodological approaches to food studies that attend to issues of racism, sexism, and myriad of other forms of systemic discrimination and oppression

Presentations are free and open to the public, with no registration required. A full schedule of events is available here. Email Afton Thomas ( with questions.