Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

When: Thursday, April 27th, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm
Location:Irene's Pub Restaurant at 885 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W4
Audience:Alumni, Anyone, Carleton Community, Current Students, Professionals, Staff and Faculty

Author Meets Readers invites Carleton students and the community to join an informal discussion on new books published by members of the Faculty of Public Affairs.

About the Book

Book CoverFood Studies aims to help readers understand and address numerous issues within food, food culture, and food systems. These subjects transcend disciplinary boundaries and call attention to how matter, meaning, and movement produce complex and dynamic food-human realities. Chapters range from sovereignty to breastfeeding, financialization to food porn, pollination to fair trade. Embedded throughout, art, poetry, illustration, and audiovisual works offer moments to reflect on and synthesize the text-based entries. Through reading, classroom discussion, and engaging with the extensive pedagogical tools, learners and teachers alike may acquire a new sense of things foodish — along with a new sense of their own place and role within food systems themselves.

About the Editor

Irena Knezevic Irena Knezevic studies communication, culture and health. She is especially interested in food systems, food labelling, health communication and advertising, health equity, informal economy in everyday practices, and the discourse of food and health regulations.




About the Panelists

Kimberly Andrews Kimberly Quiogue Andrews is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Ottawa. She is also the author of two volumes of poetry: A Brief History of Fruit (University of Akron Press) and BETWEEN (Finishing Line Press). Her awards include the Akron Prize for Poetry, the New Women’s Voices award, the Ralph Cohen Prize for criticism, and a development grant from the American Council of Learned Societies.


Dr. David SzantoDavid Szanto is a consulting academic whose work spans food, food culture, and food systems. Past projects have focused on urban foodscapes, regional sustainability, colonial impacts on local foodways, food and research-creation, and media and digital technology. He has teaching, research, and online development relationships with several institutions in Canada, Europe, and Australia and has written extensively on food, design, performance, and ecology. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of the open-access journal, Canadian Food Studies, and co-editor of two open access textbooks, Food Studies: Matter, Meaning, Movement and Showing Theory to Know Theory: Understanding Social Science Concepts through llustrative Vignettes. He is based in Montreal.


Annika Walsh

Annika Walsh is an emerging Chinese-Canadian artist who works with food and cooking to further the notion of connectedness and togetherness. Her work is often presented as participatory sculptural installations and performance. She is consistent in her exploration of placing food theory into the art environment and reliably uses surrounding ingredients and materials in a sustainable manner.


This event is part of the Ottawa International Writer’s Festival.



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