Former Umbra Institute student Brad Jones recently announced the launch of the Graduate Journal of Food Studies, a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to academic writing on food studies. Jones, who was at the Umbra Institute in 2008 and took Umbra’s course on The History and Culture of Food in Italy, is currently pursuing an MA in Gastronomy at Boston University. According to the Journal‘s website,
The Graduate Journal of Food Studies is an international student-run and refereed journal dedicated to encouraging and promoting interdisciplinary food scholarship at the graduate level. Published bi-yearly in digital form, the journal is a space for promising scholars to showcase their exceptional academic research. The Graduate Journal of Food Studies hopes to foster dialogue and engender debate among students across the academic community. It features food-centric articles from diverse disciplines including, but not limited to: anthropology, history, sociology, cultural studies, gender studies, economics, art, politics, pedagogy, nutrition, philosophy, and religion.
Also on the editorial board is Umbra’s Zachary Nowak, the assistant director for the Food Studies Program. The first issue of the Journal is expected at the end of 2013.