David Howes

David Howes is Professor of Anthropology, Co-Director of the Centre for Sensory Studies, and Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He holds three degrees in anthropology and two degrees in law. His main fields of research include sensory anthropology, multisensory aesthetics, culture and consumption, constitutional studies, and the anthropology of law. He has conducted field research on the cultural life of the senses in the Middle Sepik River region of Papua New Guinea, Northwestern Argentina, and the Southwestern United States. He is currently collaborating with new media artist Christopher Salter on a project called “Mediations of Sensation.” His latest publications include “Ways of Sensing: Understanding the Senses in Society” (co-authored with Constance Classen) and the edited collection “A Cultural History of the Senses in the Modern Age, 1920–2000”.


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