Food, poverty and policy: evidence base and knowledge gaps

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Tuesday 30th June 2015, University of Sheffield

The British Sociological Association (BSA) Food Study Group, together with the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI), has issued a Call for Papers for its forthcoming event: Food, poverty and policy: evidence base and knowledge gaps.

The day-long workshop will bring together leading sociological and other researchers, policy makers and practitioners to:

• Showcase cutting-edge findings.
• Take stock of the field.
• Reflect on the implications of what we know.
• Identify the key gaps in our evidence base that need filling.
• Explore the cross-overs between different disciplinary and sub-disciplinary approaches and between non-academic researchers, practitioners and the academy.

The event, to be held at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield, on Tuesday 30th June 2015, includes a plenary session with Geoff Tansey, Chair of the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty, Niall Cooper, Director of Church Action on Poverty and Elizabeth Dowler, Professor of Food and Social Policy, University of Warwick.

The deadline for submissions for oral papers is Thursday 2nd April. Further details of the event may be found on the BSA Food Study Group webpage and the Call for Papers can be downloaded here.

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