Call for Citations for An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System

The Center for Regional Food Systems is seeking new citation submissions for the next edition of An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System.

An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System contains selected resources and publications focused on recent research and outreach on structural racism in the U.S. food system. The tenth edition of the resource, published in August 2023, contains over 650 references. The Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) is calling for the submission of new citations to add to the eleventh edition of this seminal publication.  All entries in the annotated bibliography are also available in Zotero, a free software that lets users easily save, manage, and cite sources. You can access the Zotero group library here.  

This resource has grown significantly over the past few years, and we hope to make updated versions more user-friendly. Over the summer, we requested feedback from a broad audience to improve future editions and will be applying some of those suggestions - including categorizing references into themes - into the next edition.  

We are seeking citations that refer to research, analysis, outreach, and commentary on BOTH structural racism AND the U.S. food system.  

The following citations will be accepted for review: 

  • Peer-reviewed journal articles, and peer-critiqued articles, reports, bulletins, or books 
  • Other scholarly or substantive information produced outside traditional commercial publishing and distribution channels (e.g., theses and dissertations, technical reports, working papers, evaluation reports, conference proceedings, publications from non-profit organizations, think tanks and policy institutes, and preprints) 
  • Video resources including documentaries, motion pictures, television series, TED Talks and interviews 
  • Webinar recordings  

We will not be including blogs, newspaper articles, tweets, podcasts, etc. because of the sheer volume of these resources. At this point, we will also not include resources that deal with issues outside of the United States. 

Once a suggestion is submitted there will be a simple vetting process to determine the fit of submission; please note that not all submissions may be included in the 11th edition if they do not meet the criteria above. We hope to publish the 11th edition online in the late spring of 2024. 

Please share this request widely on listservs and with colleagues, friends, who may have additional resources to include!  

Deadline for citation submission is January 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM, PST. 

Please submit all submissions via this google form or send directly to Rachel Kelly at 

When making a submission please include: author(s), title, and a URL to locate the resource 

You can explore the 10th edition of An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System at 

Please visit the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) website for more information about the Center.  The mission of CRFS is to engage Michigan, the United States and the world in applied research, education and outreach to develop regionally integrated, sustainable food systems. The Center is committed to shedding light on the ways in which power and inequity manifest within the food system. 

Thank you for helping us continue to update this resource! 

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