AFRN member, Christopher Mayes, has a new book titled Unsettling Food Politics: Agriculture, Dispossession and Sovereignty in Australia. It is available for purchase (hardback and e-book) from most online outlets, as well as directly from the publisher.
The publishers have generously offered 60% off the hardback and 30% off the e-book price. Visit Christopher’s blog to access the code for the discount (only via the publisher’s website).
An extract of the book has been adapted for an article for ABC Religion & Ethics – ‘Is eating a settler-colonial act? Food justice and Indigenous sovereignty’
The University of Sydney has advertised a part-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in Food Systems Studies.
Applications close 1 October 2018, 11.30pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Lancaster Environment Centre
Salary: £34,189 to £39,609
Closing Date: Tuesday 25 September 2018
Interview Date: Tuesday 09 October 2018
Lancaster University wishes to appoint a Senior Research Associate – N8 AgriFood Knowledge Exchange (KE) who will work within Lancaster University and across the N8 universities, developing new and sustainable partnerships with key stakeholders of the N8 Agri-Food Resilience Programme that generate positive impacts on the resilience of the Agri-food system. The N8 is a partnership of eight research–intensive universities in the North of England: Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York to develop its Agri-Food Resilience Programme, N8 AgriFood. This multi-disciplinary initiative is aiming to transform agri-food research in the UK. The programme will build on the N8’s research strengths in science, engineering and the social sciences to address key global challenges in food security, including sustainable food production, resilient food supply chains, and improved nutrition and consumer behaviours.
You will focus on accelerating and amplifying the social and economic impact of the research insights generated within the programme. We are particularly interested in applicants who can demonstrate a track record of co-evolving research with stakeholders, have a relevant research background and experience in communicating with a wide range of stakeholders within Higher Education and externally.
The post will commence 1 November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter and be for 19 months.
Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor John Quinton, Lancaster Environment Centre, tel. 01524 593654, firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Marian Rufino, tel. 01524 592819, email@example.com
Lancaster University welcomes applications from people in all diversity groups.
To view the position description and to apply, please visit the job listing here.
For a limited time, free access to the following publication has been granted. Please use this link to access Agri-environmental Governance as an Assemblage: Multiplicity, Power, and Transformation.
Edited by Jérémie Forney, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, Chris Rosin, Lincoln University, New Zealand and Hugh Campbell, University of Otago, New Zealand
Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture
Agri-environmental governance has become a highly complex assemblage of actors and instruments, with multiple interrelations. This book addresses this complexity, challenging research both at the theoretical and methodological levels. It draws on multiple theoretical and methodological insights, drawing on case studies from Asia, Europe and the Americas and develops a renewed approach of AEG practices as assemblages.
A postdoc opportunity is available at the University of Helsinki in wine globalisation. It is early career people with interests in wine, and food and drink studies.
Please click on the link above for more information and to apply.
The call for abstracts for Agri-food XXV: Celebrating 25 years of the AFRN, past, present, future is open. Click here to view and download the program and sessions.
All abstracts should be emailed directly to Geoff Lawrence.
For interest in roundtable participation, please email the roundtable convenor listed in the call directly. Further details are available on the conference website.
The website for Agri-food XXV: Celebrating 25 years of the Australasian Agri-food Research Network – Exploring past, present and future contributions to agri-food studies is now live.
Conference organisers will be posting updates on call for papers, the postgraduate workshop, field trip, conference dinner, accommodation/location, and registration costs on the website.
Participants are also advised to start thinking about booking their accommodation, as this will not be organised as part of the conference. Organisers suggest that West End or South Bank/South Brisbane are the best locations to stay, as many of the events will be held in West End, and it has good public transport access to St Lucia. Students might also wish to consider staying on campus at UQ; organisers will provide more information about this soon.