Call for Student Proposals for Student Poster Session at Symposium!

17 Jan

Student Research Poster Session
February, 28, 2012, UNC-Chapel Hill

Have you analyzed food in film and literature? Conducted fieldwork on the cultural implications of foodways? Studied the relationships between food, health, and environment? Share your research at Shared Tables: A Triangle Symposium on Local and Global Food Studies

Symposium organizers have provided space for a student research poster session at UNC on February 28. With professionally printed posters as backdrops, graduate and undergraduate students will be able to network with students, faculty, and community leaders; showcase research and community initiatives; and learn presentation skills valuable for regional and national conferences.

Students in all disciplines are encouraged to submit poster proposals that address food’s varied meanings, including its roles in the pursuit of political, economic, environmental, and human sustainability. We encourage you to speak with your professors about ways to tie your presentation to current or future academic assignments.

To have your work considered, please complete a poster proposal form no later than Friday, February 3, 2012.

Please click here for guidelines for poster content and design.

Follow this link to the proposal form (be prepared to submit a title, 250-word abstract, and poster outline).

Professional research posters can be expensive to print (most printers charge $35 and up); you may indicate on the proposal form whether you have printing facilities at your disposal or would like to be considered for one of a limited number of printing scholarships offered by symposium sponsors. Further inquiries may be directed to Dr. Danille Elise Christensen, the poster session organizer ( Decisions about proposals will be finalized by Wednesday, February 8.

Posters that are selected will be displayed at UNC’s Hyde Hall on February 28 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm; authors should be available to speak with others about their work during a poster session reception in the early afternoon on that date.

About Food Studies and the Shared Tables Symposium: Food Studies is a fast-growing field that reaches across many disciplines, from Environmental Studies to Literature to Public Health. The 2012 Shared Tables symposium at UNC and Duke campuses will feature experts in local and global food issues and initiatives, including activist and urban farmer Will Allen and author Tom Philpott, along with a range of speakers from academic, business, social media, and NGO backgrounds. All events are free and open to faculty, students and community members. However, space is limited; please register in advance at

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