Anthropology of the Senses (Graduate)

This course offers an introduction to the anthropology of the senses, and addresses the anthropological endeavor of “giving taste” to “ethnographic things.” We address questions such as, how culture mediates our sensory experiences, and explore the anthropological understanding of the sensory body. The course investigates fundamental questions and arguments within anthropology of the senses, and the role of culture in the ways we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch.


1st semester