Food for Justice Working Paper Series
About the Journal
It is the aim of the Food for Justice Working Paper Series to share new work and knowledge on the question how are we going to feed the world with a wide audience of academics, social activists, food producers and consumers, policy-makers, and any other interested party. With that, this publication series serves to disseminate the first results of ongoing research projects in the field of power, politics and food inequalities in a bioeconomy in order to encourage the exchange of ideas and academic debate.
All working papers are available free of charge on our Project Website.
Food for Justice: Power, Politics, and Food Inequalities in a Bioeconomy is a Junior Research Group based at the Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies at Heidelberg University. It is funded for the period of 6 years (2019-2026) by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Food for Justice looks into social mobilization targeted at injustices in the food system and into social and political innovations that address inequalities undermining food security such as class, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality.
Food for Justice conducts empirical research in two world regions: Europe, with a focus on Germany, and Latin America, predominantly in Brazil. Whenever possible, case studies from other countries in these world regions will be included. Food for Justice is situated within debates in transformation research on socio-environmental change in the tradition of critical social sciences. The project highlights contributions to this research agenda through the topic of food. The subject will be approached through the lenses of social movements engaged in food politics, conceptualized here as food movements, as instances to look at social change from below.
If you are interested and want to learn more about the project, please have a look at our Working Paper 1.