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SOAS Food Studies Centre

SOAS Food Studies Centre Distinguished Lectures

Launched in 2007, the SOAS Food Studies Centre Distinguished Lecture Series provides a forum for leading scholars, students, journalists, practitioners and members of the public to engage in critical conversations about the nature of food, the interconnectivity of contemporary food systems, the role of food in daily life, and emerging trends in food studies.

The Distinguished Lecture Series furthers the Centre’s commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and aims to bring exciting research and policy discussions to the wider public. The lecture series invites speakers to give engaging presentations, followed by discussions with audience members, the content of which is archived on the SOAS website for broader consumption.

Between 2014 and 2019, the series was co-sponsored by Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies (now Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies). Adapted versions of the lectures from this period were published in Gastronomica.  

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