David Howes

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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:

  • Concordia University


  • ISEA2013

    David Howes is Professor of Anthropology at Concordia University, Montreal and the Director of the Centre for Sensory Studies. He is the co-author of Ways of Sensing: Understanding the Senses in Society (2013, with Constance Classen), author of Sensual Relations: Engaging the Senses in Culture and Social Theory, (2003), and editor of  The Varieties of Sensory Experience (1991), Cross-Cultural Consumption (1996)  and Empire of the Senses (2005). He has carried out field research on the cultural life of the senses  in Argentina, Arizona, and Papua New Guinea. His other research interests revolve around medical anthropology, psychological anthropology, legal sociology, and cross-cultural jurisprudence.

Current Location:

  • Montreal, CA


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