WSCA Call for Panelists: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Food Research

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Call for submissions
August 27, 2013


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Environmental Communication Interest Group, WSCA 2014
While more and more of academia embraces cross-disciplinary scholarship, critical communication scholars studying food have been slow to engage across perspectives. From issues of equitable access to concerns of health disparities, scholars from multiple disciplines have examined and critiqued the modern food system. This panel will map current ways in which emerging communication scholars seek the transfer of interdisciplinary knowledge and action related to the critique of the modern global industrial food system. How can communication scholarship learn from engagement with perspectives from economics, critical geography, and sociology? Humanities or the physical sciences? In turn, what can communication give back to these perspectives?
We are seeking discussants for this year’s Western States Communication Assoc. Conference (February 14 – 18, 2014, Anaheim, CA) to participate in a discussion panel on the role of interdisciplinary research in food communication scholarship.  The panel will call on participants to write a 5 - 8 page paper to distribute to a moderator and other participants at least one month prior to the conference.  The panel will include short overviews of each discussant’s work and a moderated discussion.
If interested, please send an abstract (include name, affiliation, and contact information) to Katie Hunt ( or Brian Cozen (  We also welcome responses from anyone interested in moderating.