Building:Richcraft Hall, Room 4317
Department:School of Journalism and Communication


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.

Current Projects

2022-2025 Carleton University Chair in Teaching Innovation

CU Food and Media Hub:

Recent Publications

Szanto, D., A. Di Battista, and I. Knezevic (Eds.). (2022). Food Studies: Matter, Meaning & Movement. Ottawa, ON: Food Studies Press. (804 pages).

Knezevic, I. (2021). Framing good food: Communicating value of community food initiatives in the midst of a food crisis. Frontiers in Science and Environmental Communication. June 25. doi:

Knezevic, I., J. Pasho and K. Dobson. (2018). Canada’s seal hunts on Twitter: Exploring the tensions between Indigenous and animal rights with #Sealfie. Canadian Journal of Communication, 43(3), in press.

Knezevic, I., A. Blay Palmer, C. Levkoe, P. Mount, and E. Nelson (Eds.). (2017). Nourishing Communities: From Fractured Food Systems to Transformative Pathways. New York: Springer.

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.