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.
Making Data Matter: Analyzing the material effects of big data use in the agri-food sector (Co-applicant, with Dr. Kelly Bronson, St. Thomas University) – funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Insight Development Grant (2016-2018)
Food: Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged (Co-applicant, with Dr. Alison Blay-Palmer, Wilfrid Laurier University) – funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Partnership Grant (2015-2020)
The social economy of food: Informal, under-recognized contributions to community prosperity and resilience (Co-applicant, with Dr. Alison Blay-Palmer, Wilfrid Laurier University) – funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Insight Grant (2014-2018)
Project SOIL: Shared Opportunities on Institutional Lands (Co-Investigator with Dr. Phil Mount, Wilfrid Laurier University – funded by Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, and Ministry of Rural Affairs, New Directions Research Program (2013-2016)
Knezevic, I., Mount, P. & Clement, C. (2016). Shared opportunities on institutional land: Improving health care environments through on-site food production. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, published online April 5, DOI: 10.1177/1937586716638101.
Bronson K. and I. Knezevic (2016). Perspective: Food Studies Scholars Can No Longer Ignore the Rise of Big Data, Canadian Food Studies, 3(1), 9-19.
Knezevic, I. (2015). Illicit food: Canadian food safety regulation and informal food economy, Critical Policy Studies. DOI: 10.1080/19460171.2015.1102750
Knezevic, I., H. Hunter, C. Watt, P. Williams, and B. Anderson. (2014). Food insecurity and participation: A critical discourse analysis. Critical Discourse Studies, 11 (2), 230-245.
Nelson, E., I. Knezevic, and K. Landman. (2013). The uneven geography of civic agriculture projects in southwestern Ontario. Local Environment, 18 (5), 557-567.
Blay- Palmer, A, K. Landman, I. Knezevic, and R. Hayhurst. (2013). Hybrid food spaces: constructing sustainable communities of food. Local Environment, 18 (5), 521-528.