Sensory studies arises at the conjuncture (and within) the fields of anthropology • sociology • history • archeology • geography • communications • religion • philosophy • literature • art history • museology • film • mixed media • performance • phenomenology • disability • aesthetics • architecture • urbanism • design

Sensory Studies can also be divided along sensory lines into, for example, visual culture, auditory culture (or sound studies), smell culture, taste culture and the culture of touch, not to mention the sixth sense (however it might be defined)

Research Directory

This Directory is a compendium of the names of scholars who are actively engaged in social scientific or humanities-based research on the senses and perception. Each entry gives the person’s name, institutional affiliation, and up to seven keywords describing their research interests, as well as a link to their home page. Use this directory to explore the riches of “sensuous scholarship” (Stoller).

Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, University of Lincoln, UK
Sociology – Embodiment – Senses in Physical Cultures – Touch – Lived Heat

Gemma Angel, University College London, London, UK
Interdisciplinary (History of Art/Anthropology) — Touch, Vision, Smell — Skin – The Tattoo – Pain – Haptics – Materiality and Affect – Human Remains – Technological ‘Senses’

Luis Rocha Antunes, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, NO; University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
Thermoception — The Vestibular Sense — Nociception — Multisensory Perception — Multisensory Film Experience — Cinema and the Senses

Niall Atkinson, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
History of Architecture and Urbanism — Hearing — Sound, Architecture and Urban Experience in the Early Modern City

Francesca Bacci, CIMeC, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy
History of Art ­­– Art Criticism – Curatorship – Senses in Art – Sculpture and Touch

Les Back, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK
Sociology/Anthropology – Urban Soundscapes – Senses and Racism – Music and Popular Culture

Allen Ball, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Visual Culture – Painting – Sight – Contemporary Art – Phenomenology of Painting – Public Art

Ruth Barcan, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Cultural Studies – Interdisciplinary – Alternative Therapies – Bodywork – Embodiment – CAM

Jennifer M. Barker, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Moving Image Studies – Cinema and the Senses – Touch – Hearing – Proprioception – Synaesthesia

David Barnes, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Smell — Public Health — Recreating Historical Sensory Experiences

Victoria Bates , University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Medical history/humanities – illness – recovery – senses in healthcare environments – sensory design – narratives.

Jacob M. Baum, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
History – Five Senses – Religion – Culture – Daily Life – Later Medieval & Early Modern Europe – Germany

Bettina Beer, Ethnologisches Seminar, University of Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
Anthropology – Smell and Social Relations – Touch, Eating and Perception of Food

Patrizia Di Bello, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK
History of Art – History and Theory of Photography – Touch – Sculpture

Regina Bendix, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany
Cultural Anthropology and Folklore Studies – The Five Senses, especially
Hearing – Ethnographic Approaches – Enculturation

Stephen Di Benedetto, University of Miami, Coral Gables, USA
Theatre/Live Art – Performance Design – The Five Senses – Embodied Thinking – Provoking the Senses

Jill Bennett, National Institute for Experimental Arts, UNSW Australia, Sydney
Visual Culture/Aesthetics/Curating/Media — Embodied Perception — Memory — Affect and Empathy — Art and Trauma — Interactivity

Julia Bennett, Durham University, Durham, UK
Sociology – sense of place – embodiment – haptic senses – visual methods – walking

Carin Berkowitz, Chemical Heritage Foundation/University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
History of Science — relationships between the senses — touch—anatomy and surgery — sensory epistemology — senses and pedagogy — enlightenment Britain

Arnold Berleant, Castine, Maine, U.S.A.
Philosophy – Aesthetics – Environmental aesthetics – Interrelations and Fusion of the Senses – Aesthetic Sensibility – Aesthetic Theory

Karla Berrens, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona, Spain
Interdisciplinary – Sociology – Sound Studies – Urban Studies – Hearing / Listening – Emotions – Memory – Disability – Accessibility- Emplacement

Eleanor Betts, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Archaeology/Classical Studies – All Senses – Sensescapes – Phenomenology – Movement and Space – Iron Age and Roman Religion – Ancient Italy

Jennifer L. Biddle, National Institute for Experimental Art (NIEA), University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney  AUSTRALIA
Visual Anthropology, Aboriginal Arts – Affect – Sensation – Embodiment – Cross-cultural Arts –  Trauma and Occupation – Intercultural Ontologies

Suzannah Biernoff, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK
History of Art/Visual Culture Studies – Sight – Touch – Medieval Sensorium – War and Visual Anxiety – Ethics of Spectatorship – Emotion and the Senses

Karin Bijsterveld, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Cultural History/Science and Technology Studies – Hearing – History of Noise – Sound
Technologies and Cultural Practices – Music and Technology

Mikkel Bille, Roskilde Universitet, Denmark
Anthropology/Material Culture Studies – Vision – Atmospheres – Luminosity – Light Bulbs – Candlelight – Fire – Hospitality

David Bissell, The Australian National University, Canberra , Australia
Geography – Sociology – Pain – Stillness – Passivity – Habit – Affect – Mobilities

Lisa Blackman, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK.
Body studies – Hearing – The Sixth Sense – Automaticity – Affect

Barry Blesser, Blesser Associates, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
Aural Architecture – Soundscapes – Spatial Experience – Cognitive Strategies

Aimée Boutin, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA
French Literature, Cultural Studies, Poetry Studies, 19th Century Studies – Hearing – City and the Senses—Senses in Art – Modernity

Mark Bradley, Department of Classics, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Ancient Rome – senses – colour – smell – dirt – classical literature – classical art

Josh Brahinsky, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Anthropology – Pentecostalism – Feminist Theory – Cultivation of Sensory Aptitudes – Body-Logics

Hans-Joachim Braun, Helmut-Schmidt-Universitaet, Hamburg, Germany
History of Technology – Hearing – Sound Studies – Musical Creativity –  Technology and Music – Industrial Noise

Don Brenneis, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Anthropology – Sound – Performance – Sensory/Emotional Interactions – Senses and Sociality

Jeremy Brice, The London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
Cultural Geography – Cultural Economy – Taste and Smell – Food – Wine – Agriculture – Visceral Knowledge

Ross Brown, Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London,London, UK
Theatre/Drama/Performance – Hearing- Aural Dramaturgies – Auditory Scenography – Sound Design

Colette R. Brunschwig, University of Zurich, Department of Law, Zurich, Switzerland
Legal Theory – Legal Psychology – Legal Informatics – Legal History – Multisensory Law – Visual Law – Audio-Visual Law – The Five Senses

Christopher Buccafusco, Cardozo Law, New York, NY USA
Law – The Five Senses – Intellectual Property – Copyright – Art – Creativity – Authorship

Liam Buckley, James Madison University, Virginia, USA
Anthropology –Vision & Touch – Photography – Film – Aesthetics – Africa – Vernacular Architecture

Michael Bull, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
Media Studies/Sociology – Auditory Culture – Sensory Urbanism – Technology and the Senses

Edmunds V. Bunkše, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia; University of Delaware, Newark, DE. USA
Humanities geography – history of ideas – anthropology – art and the senses – sensescapes – interdisciplinary

Shane Butler, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Classics — Classical Reception — Hearing — Touch — Synaesthesia — Aesthetics — Voice Studies

Rosario Caballero, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Senses in Architecture – Senses in Winespeak – Motion – Metaphor – Genre Analysis – Linguistics

Silvia Casini, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
Visual and Material Culture of Science and Medicine, Art-Science Projects – Vision, Touch, Synaesthesia – Brain Imaging – Sensory ethnography in Museums and Laboratory Settings – Experimental Cinema and the Gesture

Julien Cayla, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Marketing – Anthropology – Marketing of Sensation – Sociology of the Body – Cultural Mediation of the Senses

Cretien van Campen, Synesthetics Netherlands, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Netherlands Institute for Social Science, The Hague, The Netherlands
Psychology/Art History/Social Science – Synesthesia and Multisensory Perception – Sense Memories – Subjective Well-being – Elderly Care – Art-Science Projects

Caroline Cance, INCAS3, Assen, The Netherlands
Cognitive Linguistics – Situated Cognition – Hearing – Seeing – Holiperception – Sensory Discourses and Lexicon – Digital Technologies, Art and Senses

Joël Candau, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France.
Cognitive Anthropology – Olfaction – Cooperation – Memory – Identity – Cognition – Naturalism

Fiona Candlin, Birkbeck College, London, UK
Museum Studies – Touch – Objects – Museums/Art and the Senses – The Senses and Knowledge – Disability

Silvy Chakkalakal, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, University of Basel, Switzerland
Cultural Anthropology — History of Science, Literature –Anthropology of the Senses in the 18th and 19th century — Visual Culture — Bildanthropologie/ Bildwissenschaft — Art and Anthropology — Experience and Evidence —Ethnographic Approaches

Helen Chatterjee, University College London, UK
Museum Studies – Museum Object Handling – Health – Touch

Béatrice Chevallier Caseau, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France
History – Late Antiquity, Byzantium, Middle Ages – Odors and olfaction – Synesthesia –Christian Liturgy – Food cultures

Andrew Chrystall, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
Media Studies/Communication Studies – McLuhan – Media Ecology – Technology – Sensibility – Criticism – Satire

Constance Classen, Loyola International College, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Cultural History – All Senses – Religion – Gender – Aesthetics – Sensory Museums
Research Profile

Mark Clintberg, School of Critical and Creative Studies, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Canada
Art History – Taste — Touch — The Five Senses — Sensory Experience in Museums — Gustatory Taste in Contemporary Art

Erik Cohen, Prof. Emeritus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
(Retired and residing in Thailand)
Anthropology/Sociology – Sensory Tourism – Five Senses

Jonathan Cole, Poole Hospital and Universities of Bournemouth and Southampton
Clinical Neuroscience/Neurophenomenology – Touch and Proprioception – Chronic Pain – Movement

Steven Connor, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK
Literature/Cultural History – Hearing – Touch – Illusion – Animal Senses – Cross-sensory Perception

Carole Counihan, Professor Emerita, Millersville University, Millersville, PA, USA
Anthropology and Food Studies — Taste — Role of Taste in Food Activism

Rupert Cox, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Anthropology/Visual Anthropology – Sound – Vision – Sensory Media – Art and Anthropology – Acoustic Ecology – Mechanical Noise – Japan

Anne Cranny-Francis, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Sydney, Australia
Cultural Studies – Touch – Touch Technologies – Art and Touch – Sound Studies – Embodiment

Kate Crawford, MIT Center for Civic Media & Microsoft Research, Cambridge, MA, USA
Critical Media Studies / Technology Studies – Listening – Data – Noise – Sound

Carlo A. Cubero, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia
Visual Anthropology, Ethnographic Cinema – Vision – Sound – Proprioception – Non-text based Methodologies – Post-Colonialism – Migration – Caribbean – Cinema

Robin Curtis, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Institute for Media and Cultural Studies
Film and Media Studies – Synaesthesia/Intermodal Perception – Touch – Immersion – Illusion

Jo Day, School of Classics, University College Dublin, Ireland.
Archaeology – Ancient Mediterranean – Olfaction – Synesthesia – Memory – Food – Ethnobotany

Sean A. Day, Trident Technical College, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Anthropology and Linguistics – Synesthesia – Evolution of Perception – Cross-sensory Perception

Rita de Almeida Castro , Theatre Arts Department, Institute of Arts, University of Brasília, Brasília, Brasil
Theatre and Anthropology
Dramaturgy of the senses – Theatre – Performance – Poetics of the body – Art as an expanded field- Presence – Experience

Monica Degen, Department of Social Sciences, Media and Communication, Brunel University, London, UK
Sociology of the Senses — The City, Urban Culture and the Senses — Embodiment — Politics of Space and Senses — Sensory Methods

Peter Denney, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
Literature/History – Vision – Hearing – Landscape – Noise – Civility and the Senses – Romanticism

Peter Dent, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
History of Art – The Five Senses – Sculpture – Proprioception – Spatio-temporal Motion – Late Middle Ages – Phenomenology

Robert Desjarlais, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York
Anthropology – Sensory Biographies – Tibetan Buddhism – Suffering – Healing – Death – Subjectivity

Piet Devos, Concordia University, Montreal
Senses in Literature — Visual/Blind Culture — Haptics — Dis/ability — Avant-Garde Poetics

Madalina Diaconu, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Aesthetics – Phenomenology of Perception – Touch – Smell – Taste – Atmosphere – Urban Sensations

Nélia Dias, ISCTE/IUL, Lisbon, Portugal
Anthropology – The Five Senses – Cultural History of the Senses – Measurement of the Senses – Ethnographic Museums
Research Profile

Pip Dickens, Lancaster University Fine Art (LICA), Lancaster, UK
Painting – senses in the studio – senses in art practice – movement and thinking as a sense –

Ainsley Dicks, Distant Worlds, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität, Munich, Germany
Near Eastern Studies/Assyriology – Mesopotamian Literature and Religion – Vision – Gaze as a Divine Power – Senses in Literature – Language of Perception

Jan Dietrich, Department of Theology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Hebrew Bible and ancient Near Eastern Studies – Hearing and Seeing – Thinking and the Senses – Ritual and the Senses

Emma Dillon, Department of Music, King’s College London, UK
Musicology/Medieval Studies – Medieval Music and Sound – Sound Studies – Materiality of Sound – Performance – Emotions

Greg Downey, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Anthropology – Vision – Hearing – Proprioception – Sensory Training – Perception in Sports – Biocultural Approaches to Sensory Variation

Henry John Drewal, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
Arts History/Visual Culture – Seven Senses – Senses in the creation
and reception of the Arts (Focus on Yoruba/ African and African Diaspora Arts)

Rosalyn Driscoll, Independent Artist/Sculptor, Northampton, MA, USA
Tactile Sculpture – Somatic/Haptic Art – Art and the Senses – Multi-sensory Aesthetic Experience

Jim Drobnick, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Canada
Aesthetics – Curatorial Studies – Performance – Contemporary Art – Sound in Art – Smell in Art – Senses in Art

Danièle Dubois, CNRS, Paris France
Psychology/Linguistics/Cognitive Science – All Senses – “Synesthesia” – Sense Experience – Linguistic Expression – Semantic Categories

Holly Dugan, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
English Literature – Olfaction – Perfume – Social meanings of olfaction – Senses in
Literature – Histories of Gender and Sexuality – Material Culture

Alison Dundes Renteln, Political Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
Political Science/Anthropology/Law and Public Policy — Law and the senses — Acoustic Jurisprudence — Visual Culture — human rights

Tim Edensor, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester UK
Primary Sense or Senses (e.g. Hearing, Proprioception, or The Five Senses, etc) — Cultural Geography — Multi-sensory apprehension of space, place and landscape — Sensation and light and dark — Senses and mobility — Habit, rhythm and sensation — Tourism and sensation — Ruins and sensation

Nina Sun Eidsheim, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Musicology – Voice – Music since 1950 – Cross-sensory Perception – Materiality – Transduction – Race – Ethics of Music
Research Profile

Charlene Elliott, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Communication Studies – Colour Communication – Sensory Branding – Sensory Marks (Trademarking of the Senses) – Taste/Taste Cultures

Nina Ergin, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
Islamic Art History – Ottoman Architecture – Soundscape – Five Senses in Relation to Architecture

Veit Erlmann, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.
Ethnomusicology, Anthropology – Hearing – History of Otology – Auditory Culture – Acoustics – Music

Barbara Erwine, University of Washington and Independent Consultant, Seattle, Washington, USA
Architecture/Built Environment – The Five Senses – Place Making – Sensory Design – Illusion

Maria Fernanda Esteban P, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
Anthropology/Cultural heritage/Law — The five senses — Material culture & the body — Indigeneity — Identity

Nicholas Evans, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Linguistics – All Senses – Metaphorical/Cognitive Projections of the Senses – Linguistic Typology – Language Culture Nexus

Lara Farina, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Medieval Literature and Culture – Tactility/Haptics – Senses and Reading – Sexuality – Disability

Abou Farman, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY, USA, Department of Anthropology
The Synaesthetic field – or sensing beyond the five senses

Kennan Ferguson, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
Political Science – Aesthetics – Taste – Cookbooks – Sensorial Pluralism – Inhuman Sensation

Steve Ferzacca, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada
Anthropology – Sound – Lived Experience – Medical Anthropology – Indonesia – Deep Sound – Somaphoric Organization

Ruth Finnegan, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Anthropology/ Interdisciplinary – All Senses – Communication – Multimodality – Performance

Jennifer Fisher, York University, Toronto, Canada
Aesthetics – Curatorial Studies – Contemporary Art – Affect and Art – Intuition and Art – Touch in Art – Senses in Art

Danuta Fjellestad, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Contemporary Literature — Book Studies — Aesthetics — Touch in Literature — Smell in Literature — Sensory Embodiment

Rick Flowers, School of Education, University of technology Sydney
Pedagogies – Food – Senses and Sociality – Visceral and embodied

Phil Ford, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Musicology – Hearing – Consciousness – Avant-Garde and Counterculture – Performance – Presence and Experience – Mysticism

Vaike Fors, Halmstad University, Sweden
Educational Sciences — Pedagogy — Cultural Studies — Sensory Emplacement — Situated Learning — Public Pedagogy — Sensory ethnography — digital media

Rayvon Fouché, Purdue University, Illinois, USA
History/American Studies/Science and Technology Studies – Sound-Visualization –Fatigue – Sport – Design – Technology,_Rayvon.html

Georgia Frank, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, USA
Religious Studies
Sight -Touch – Inner/Spiritual Senses – Ancient Christian literature – Byzantine liturgy – emotions – pilgrimage – asceticism – song

Johannes Frasnelli, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Neuroscience – Smell – taste – trigeminal system – crossmodal integration – crossmodal plasticity – neuropsychology – clinical

Martin French, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Sociology — Sensing Technologies — Surveillance — Risk

Emmanuelle Friant, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Early Modern History – The Five Senses – Material Culture of Catholicism – Devotional Objects – Corporeality and Affects – Self and Identity – Confessionalization

Asia Friedman, University of Delaware, Delaware USA
Sociology — Vision — Culture and Cognition — Social Theory — Body — Sex and Gender — Medical Sociology

Michele Friedner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Anthropology – Hearing – Sensory Difference – Senses and Sociality – Senses and the City
E-mail: mfriedne@MIT.EDU

Norm Friesen, Visiting Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Media Studies – Phenomenology – Embodied Experience – Technology and the Senses – Pedagogy and the Senses

Jean-Marie Fritz, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France
Hearing – Medieval Literature (French and Latin) -– Synaesthesia – Medieval Soundscape – Hierarchy of the Five Senses

Ann Gagné PhD, Seneca College, Toronto, Canada
English Literature — Touch — Ethics of Tactility — Touch in Literature — Negotiating Architecture through Touch — Touch and Pedagogical Practices

Michael Gallagher, University of Glasgow
Geography/Sociology/Music – Sound and Hearing – Sonic Research Methods – Acoustic Ecology ­– Field Recording – Environmental Noise – Audio Media – Minimal and Repetitive Music

Charles Victor Ganelin, Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA
Literature/Literary Criticism — Early Modern Spain — Cultural History — The Senses — Touch — Skin — Senses in Literature

Abbie Garrington, Durham University, Durham, UK
Modernist Literature/Culture – Touch – The Haptic – Hands – Prosthetics – Affect – Epistolary Practice

Marie-Luce Gélard, Université Paris-Descartes, France
Anthropology of Kinship and Sensorial Anthropology – Senses – Consubstantiality – Sensory Language

Charlie Gere, Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Media Theory and History – Touch – The Digital – Technics and Community – Non-Community – Art – Technics – Deconstruction

Walter S. Gershon, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
Education – Curriculum Studies – Qualitative Methodologies – Urban Education – Sensual Curriculum – Sound – Improvisation

Kathryn Linn Geurts, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Anthropology – African Studies – Embodiment – Sensory Socialization – Disability Sensibilities

Federica Goffi, Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Carleton University, CA
Architecture/Theory – Proprioception, Body Image & Body Schema – Cross-Modal Perception – Hearing – Touch – Vision

Dora Goldsmith, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Sense of smell in ancient Egypt — Archaeology of Smell — Odor memory — Smell maps — Smell and hierarchy — Smell and rituals — Perfumery

Darra Goldstein, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, USA
Food Studies/Cultural History – Taste – Visual Culture – Cultural Perceptions – Food in Art – Food in Literature

Greg Goodale, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
Communication Studies and Law & Public Policy – Sound  – Reading Sound – Animal (including human) Sensation – Posthumanism

Adeline Grand-Clément, Université de Toulouse 2, Toulouse, France
Greek History — Anthropological History — Perception of Colors — Rituals — Polysensoriality — Reception of Antiquity

Temple Grandin, Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University Animal Behavior – Animal Sciences – Visual Thinking – Senses in Design

Cristina Grasseni, Bergamo University, Bergamo, Italy
Visual Anthropology – Anthropology of Food – Anthropology of Place – Vision, Taste and Belonging – Skilled Visions, Enskilment – Reinvention of Food, Participative Cartography – Sense of Place
Research Profile

Anna Grimshaw, The Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
Anthropology – Ethnographic Film – Visual in Anthropology – Art and Anthropology

Mark Grimshaw, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Computer Game Sound – Hearing – Biofeedback – Emotioneering – Embodiment – Creativity

Benjamin Griswold, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
Design/Media Studies – Exhibition Environments – Phenomenology – Multimodal Learning – Attention – Site-specific/Site-responsive Design – Spatial Narratives

Bianca Grohmann, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Marketing/Consumer Research – Touch – Olfaction – Vision – Music – Retail Amospherics – Brand Design

Jukka Gronow, Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Sociology – Taste – Food – Sociology of Taste – Cultural Distinctions – Culinary History

Catherine Guastavino, McGill University & CIRMMT, Montreal, Canada
Information Studies – Hearing – Touch – Music – Soundscapes – Situated Cognition – Digital Technologies

Mack Hagood, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
Media Studies/Anthropology — Hearing — Audio Technologies — Tinnitus — Care of the Self — Embodiment — Sonic-Spatial Relations — Disability — Film Sound

Ian Hague, Comics Forum, Leeds, UK
Media Studies — Literature — History — The Five Senses — Experiences of media through the senses — Graphic narratives (comics and graphic novels) — Sensory experiences of reading

Tomie Hahn, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
Performance/Art/Ethnography – Six Senses – Transmission/Pedagogy – Culture – Embodied Knowledge – Creativity – Performance – Technology –Consciousness – Meditation/Ritual

Yannis Hamilakis, University of Southampton, UK
Archaeology — sensoriality and material culture — food and the senses — affect and the senses — sensorial memory — senses and photography

Gili Hammer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Anthropology – Multisensory/Sight – Gender Studies – Feminism – Disability Studies – Blindness- Performance Theory – Sensory Ethnography – Israel

Anna Harris, Technology and Society Studies Department, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Medical Anthropology/Science and Technology Studies – Senses and medical practices – Listening – Skills – Bodies – Materials – Cooking

Elizabeth D. Harvey, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
English/Cultural History – Touch – Five Senses – Emotions – Psychosomatic studies –Consciousness

Graham Harvey, The Open University
Religious Studies — religion and the senses — including senses of place, belonging, deportment as well as the usual five or six — religion as sensual, corporeal, performative, relational

Eva Hayward, University of Arizona, Tucson, United States
Aesthetic, Environmental, and Sexuality Studies — Tactility — Synesthesia —
Multi-species Sensations — Im/Materialism — Phenomenology of Oceans

Lisa Heldke, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, USA
Philosophy/Food Studies – Taste – Cultural Food Colonialism – Cosmopolitanism and Localism
Research profile

Stefan Helmreich, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Anthropology/Science and Technology Studies – Hearing – Sound in Science – Nonhuman and Cyborg Sensing – Sound/Noise Art – Underwater Sound/Music

Victoria Henshaw, Manchester Architecture Research Centre, University of Manchester, UK
Architecture – Urban Design – Smell – Smellwalks – Sensory Perception

Sonsoles Hernandez Barbosa, Universidad de las Islas Baleares, Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain
History of Art/Musicology — Cultural History — Interartistic Studies — fin-de-siècle Paris — Synaesthesia — Sensory History

Ralf Hertel, University of Trier, Germany
Literature – Human Body in Literature – Senses and Sensation in Literature – Reader Response Theory – Aesthetics

Rachel Herz, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Psychology – Evolution – Olfaction – Emotion – Memory – Perception – Sexuality

Ian Heywood, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
Visual Art – Practice and Theory – Visuality in Relation to Mind and Body – Aesthetics –Ethics – Visual and Sensory Culture

Ben Highmore, University of Sussex, Brighton UK
Cultural Studies – The Visual – Taste – Multi-sensory life – Social aesthetics – Mood

Zulfikar Hirji, York University, Toronto, Canada
Anthropology — History — Islamic Studies — World Sensory Systems — Pedagogies of Sensation

Ai Hisano, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA
History – Taste – Vision – the Color of Food – Sensory Marketing

John Hockey, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK.
Sociology/Phenomenology – The Five Senses – Sporting Bodies – Occupational Bodies –Physical Literacy

William Hope, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, USA
Anthropology/Ethnomusicology – Aesthetics – Performance – Senses of Place – Sound – Movement

David Howes, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Anthropology – The Five Senses – Sixth Sense – Melanesia – Museums – Commodification of Sensation – Intersensoriality

Hsuan L. Hsu, University of California, Davis, Davis, USA
Literary Studies – Atmospheric Geographies – Olfactory Art – Environmental Risk – Race -Sexuality – Disability

Alexandra Hui, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, USA
History/History of Science — Hearing — Psychophysics — Sensory Perception Theory — Sound in Science — Scientific Listening

Bertil Hultén, Linneaus University, Kalmar Växjö, Sweden
Business/Marketing – The five senses – Touch – Multi-Sensory Brand-Experience – Sensory Marketing

Lynne Hume, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Studies in Religion/Anthropology – Six Senses across Cultures – Senses and Ritual – Spiritual Experiences – Altered States – Shamanism – Paganism

Alan Hyde, Rutgers University, Newark NJ, USA
Law – Legal and Political Theory – Discursive Construction of Body – Constructed Nature of Body Experience – Body Experience as Foundational in Political Theory – Body Boundaries – Body Display – Abjection of Polluting Bodies

Tim Ingold, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Anthropology – Vision, Hearing and Touch – Phenomenologies of Perception – Light, Sound and Feeling in Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture

Andrew Irving, Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Anthropology – Transformations in Bodily and Sensory Perception – Art – Performative and Collaborative Ethnography – Time and Imagination – Illness, Death and Dying
Andrew Irving

Deborah Davis Jackson, Earlham College, Richmond, IN, USA
Anthropology and Environmental Studies – Five Senses – Smell – Great Lakes Region – Senses of Place – Canadian Studies, First Nations/Native Americans

Myles W. Jackson, New York University, USA
History of Science – Hearing – History of Acoustics – Machines and Aesthetics – The Body and Intellectual Property

Jan Jagodzinski, University of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Visual art and media education — Multisensory (film, installation) — Anthropocene — technological unconscious — Deleuze|Guattari|Laurelle

Martin Jay, U. of California, Berkeley, USA
European Intellectual History – Critical Theory – Visual Culture – Sight – Discourses surrounding Visuality, Nominalism and Visual Experience

Geraldine A. Johnson, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K.
History of Art – Touch – The Five Senses – Reception/Production of Art and the Senses – Sculpture – Photography and (De)Sensitization – Art Theory and the Senses

Caroline A. Jones, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA
Architecture – Art History – Aesthetics/Criticism – Curating – Senses in Contemporary Art / History – Synaesthesia – Sound Art – Body Knowledges

Dinah Jung, University of Heidelberg, Cluster Asia, Germany
Asian Cultural Studies — Olfactory Aesthetics and Perfumery — Asian Fine Arts — Meditation — Alternative Therapies

Robert Jütte, Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation, Stuttgart, Germany
History – Medical and Cultural History of the Five Senses

Devorah Kalekin-Fishman, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel
Sociology – Hearing – Ideology of Sound -, Sound in Everyday Life – Construction and Construal of Music
Research Profile

Bill Kapralos, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Canada
Computer Science — Virtual Reality — Hearing — Visual — Multimodal Interactions — Spatial Sound Generation

Farah Karim-Cooper, Shakespeare’s Globe, London, United Kingdom
Theatre History/Performance/Shakespeare Studies/Early Modern Culture and Gender –Touch and Taste – Shakespeare and the Senses/Performance and the Senses/ Tactility and Theatre Going in Early Modern England – The Hand and Early Modern Drama – The Senses and Emotions

Brian L. Keeley, Pitzer College, Claremont, California, U.S.A.
Neurophilosophy – Sensory individuation – Philosophy of Perception – Electroreception – Animal Senses – Neuroethology

Hildegard Elisabeth Keller, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA / University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Literature / Cultural History – Medical History – Theatre – Seeing the Invisible – Visions –Hearing and Historic Languages – Cross-Sensory Perception and Narrative

Nicolas Kenny, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
History — The Five Senses — Cities — Body — Experience of Urban Space — Industrialisation — Emotions

Andrew Kettler, University of South Carolina, Columbia, United States
History — Smelling — Sensory Skills — Racialization — Early Modern

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, New York University, United Sates
Performance Studies – Vision – Proprioception – Taste – Museums – Jews – Memory –Tourism – Heritage

Terry Knight, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
Architecture – Design and Computation – Shape Grammar – The Body and Senses in Making Spaces and Things

Dorinne Kondo, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
Anthropology – Movement/Performance – The Sensorium – Knowledge and Corporeality – Performance

Josh Kun, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, Los Angeles, USA
Popular Music – Sound – Borders – Mexico – Globalization – Archives – Race

Carolyn Korsmeyer, University at Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, New York, USA
Philosophy – Taste – Touch – Sense Experience and Aesthetics.

Gabriel Koureas, Birkbeck, University of London, London, Country: UK
History of Art / Visual Culture History – The Five Senses  – Senses and Art, Memory, Trauma

Stefan Krebs, University of Luxembourg
History of Technology – Sound Studies – Car Sound (Design) – Listening Practices

Tarja Laine, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and University of Turku, Finland
Film Studies — The Five Senses — Synaesthesia — Senses in Film Aesthetics — Cinema of the Senses — Senses and Emotions

Frederick John Lamp, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Curating/History of Art/Theater Studies – Multisensory Production – Embodied Knowledge – Senses in Theatre and Museum, African Performance

Paul S. Landau, University of Maryland at College Park, MD, USA
History – Africa – Photography – Cross-cultural Interpretation –Colonialism and the Image – Technology of Production

Christian Lange, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Islamic and Arabic Studies – The Five Senses in Islam

Julie Laplante, Sociology and Anthropology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Anthropology – Medicine – Sound Healing – Plants – Phenomenology – Life – Indian Ocean

Medina Lasansky, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
Architecture – History – Senses of Place – Bodies in Space – Sensory Tourism

Frédéric Laugrand, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Anthropology – History – Visual anthropology – Inuit studies – Philippines-Indian Ocean Images – Sounds – Animal Senses- Art – Rituals – Senses in Hunting – Orality

Paul Lawrie, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada
History/American Studies –Racial Bodies – Time and Race – Sensing Temporalities – Sensing Labor – Disability

Louise Lawrence, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.
Biblical Studies – Disability Studies – Anthropology – Sensory Disability

Helen Rees Leahy, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Museology/Museum History – Embodiment – Viewing – Walking – Attention – Gender – Class – Curation

Matthew Leonard, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Modern Conflict Archaeology — Conflict culture — The five senses — The sensorium — Kinaesthesia — Synaesthesia — Sensory deprivation — First World War subterranean conflict landscapes — The material culture and sensescapes of modern conflict

Richard Leppert, Department of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Musicology – Art History – Critical Theory – Hearing – Seeing – History of the Five Senses

Alison Lewis, I HEART SWITCH, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Fashion/Interior Technology – Touch – Perception – Augmented Reality – Wearable Sensory Fashions – Designing Sensory Interiors

Philomène Longpré, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
New Media Art – Anthropology – Multisensory Manifestation – Embodiment – The Sensible – Responsive Video Membranes

Christopher Looby, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Literature – History – Smell – Touch – Virtuality – United States

Kelvin E.Y. Low, National University of Singapore
Sociology/History – Smell – The Senses – Embodied Memories – Sensing Bodies – Senses in Asia – Senses in History

Scott A. Lukas, Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe, California
Anthropology and Interdisciplinary – The Five Senses – Sensory Tourism – Theming and the Senses – Remaking the Senses – Authenticity – Identity – Theme Parks

Deborah Lupton, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra, Australia.
Sociology – Embodiment – Food – Emotions – Digital Technologies User’s Experience

David MacDougall, Research School of Humanities, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Social Aesthetics – Visual Anthropology – Anthropology of Childhood – Sensory Anthropology – Cinema and the Senses

Adam Mack, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
History – The Five Senses – Sensory Urban History – Sensory Marketing

Fiona Macpherson, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Philosophy – Individuating, Comparing and Contrasting the Senses – Sensory Substitution and Deficits – Cross-Modal Perception – Synaesthesia – Representation and Phenomenal Character – Cognitive Penetration

Stephanie Mähl, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London, UK
Applied Imagination – Smell Culture – Olfactory Identity

Kimberly Mair, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Canada
Sociology – Intersensoriality – Senses and Subjectivity, Space, and Communication

Asifa Majid, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Psychology/Anthropology/Linguistics – The Five Senses – Language of Perception – Relative Codability of the Senses

Timothy de Waal Malefyt, Fordham University, New York, USA
Anthropology – Sensory Studies of Marketing and Consumption

Joy Monice Malnar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Architecture – Sensory Design – Multi-Cultural Design – Sense of Place

Martin F. Manalansan IV, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Anthropology – Smell and Taste – Smell and Social Difference – Smell Technologies – Flavour – Urban Life – Food

Avigail Manneberg, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Studio Art – Vision and Hearing – The Sound of Painting and Drawing – Performance

James G. Mansell, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
History – Cultural Studies – Hearing – Subjectivity – Modern Enchantment – Music and Commemoration – Documentary Film

Sarah Maslen, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia
Sociology — Hearing — Embodiment — Sensory Work — Sensory Knowing — Ethnography — Technology and the Senses

Ruth Mateus-Berr, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
Interdisciplinary – Cultural Sciences – Art – The Five (Six) Senses – Sensory Design – Science & Performance Art – Cross-sensory Perception – Sensual Urbanism & Architecture

Maureen Matthews,The Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg, Canada
Anthropology — First Nations — Museum Ethnography — Anthropology of Art — Sense of Place — Personhood — Memory — Social Agency of Objects

Shannon Mattern, The New School, New York, USA
Media Studies – Design Studies – Urban Studies – Hearing – Touch – Sensory Media – Spatio-sensory Experience – Media Architecture

Elke Mark, Europa-University Flensburg, Germany
Artist-Researcher — Equilibrioception — Touch — Kinesthetic Sense — Thinking Body — Encounter — Performance Art

Laura U. Marks, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Cinema Studies/Art History – Vision – Smell – Experimental Cinema – New Media – Art in the Arab World – Intercultural Aesthetics

Ulrika Maude, Bristol University, Bristol, UK
Modern Literature – The Five Senses – Modernism – Phenomenology – Technology and the Senses – Medicine and the Senses – Sensory Perception and Affect

Catherine Maxwell, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK
English Literature – Victorian Literature and Culture – Olfaction – Perfume – Ambience – Aesthetics – Sexuality

Carla Mazzio, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA
Literature/History of Science – Touch, Vision, Hearing – Sensory Disintegration – Senses and Affect, Mathematics, Rhetoric, Theater, and History of the Book

Maddalena Mazzocut-Mis, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
Aesthetics – Aesthetics of Performing Arts – Senses in Theatre, Performance – English and French Eighteenth-Century Aesthetics

Derek McCormack, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Geography – Senses of Movement – Body-spaces – Affectivity – Rhythm – Airspace and Atmosphere – Remote Sensing

Kevin McSorley, University of Portsmouth, UK
Sociology/Interdisciplinary – War, violence and sensory experience – Militarized sensation – Embodiment – Affect – Sensory Ethnography

James McHugh, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Smell – Sensorium – Perfumery – India – South Asia – Aromatics Trade – Smell in Religion

David Melcher, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Italy
Cognitive Neuroscience ­­–­ Psychology ­­– Interdisciplinary Interactions between Action and Perception (in particular, Visual and Motor Systems)

Birgit Meyer, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Anthropology/Religious Studies/ Interdisciplinary – Vision – Aisthesis – Visual Culture – Religion and Media – Material Religion – Pentecostalism – Senses and Community

Kathy Mills, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Qld, Australia
Education – sensoriality – literacy research – senses in filmmaking – digital technologies – embodiment and learning – kinesis and learning

Mara Mills, New York University, New York, U.S.
Media Studies/Disability Studies/History of Science – Communication Technologies Audiovisuality – Electroacoustics – Signal Processing – Haptic Technology – Sensory Difference

Jon P Mitchell, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Anthropology – Religion – Sport – The Body – Performance – Morality and Experience

Cyrus Mody, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
History of Science and Technology/STS – Hearing – Laboratory Sounds – Counterculture and Disability Technologies

Brian Moeran, Creative Encounters, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Economic and Social Anthropology – Smell – Incense – Olfactory Marketing – Production Processes

Nayanika Mookherjee, Social Anthropology, Durham University, UK
Anthropology/Interdisciplinary – Melancholia – Hope – Affect – Art – Aesthetics – Reconciliation – War – Nation

Daniel Morat, Free University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
History – The City, Urban Culture and the Senses — Politics of Sound — Auditory Knowledge — The Senses and Historical Imagination

Nina Morris, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Geography – The Five Senses – Art in Natural Environments – Camping – Naturism – Sensescape – Nature

Joe Moshenska, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK
English Literature — Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies — Touch — The history of food and eating

Bodo Mrozek, Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF), Potsdam/Berlin, Germany
Contemporary History of the Senses – Smell – Hearing – Popular Culture – Politics of the Senses

Welleda Muller, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France
Interdisciplinary Art History/Musicology — Sound in Sacred Space —Senses in Medieval Art — Cross-sensory Perception — Profane Iconography — Liturgical Furniture — Iconography of the Human Body

Emilie K M Murphy, University of York & Royal Historical Society Centenary Fellow 2013-2014 at the Institute for Historical Research, University of London, UK
Early Modern Cultural History — Soundscapes— Synaesthetic responses to Music — Noise — Listening / Performance Practices

Natasha Myers, York University, Toronto, Canada
Anthropology and Science & Technology Studies – Embodied Vision – Kinesthesia – Movement/Affect/Gesture – Plant Sensoria – Senses in Science & Art – Dance

Carla Nappi, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
History – The Five Senses – Senses in Medicine – Translation – China

Kiersten Neumann, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Near Eastern Art History/Archaeology – All Senses — Senses, Material Culture, the Built Environment – Sensory Experience and Ritualized Practice – Perception, Reception, and Interaction – Aesthetics and Affect

Norie Neumark, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Media Arts/SoundStudies – Voice – Sound Art – Memory and Place – Sound in Contemporary Art – Aesthetics – Performativity – Curating

Richard Newhauser, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
English – Medieval Studies – History of Ideas – The Five Senses – Multisensoriality – Visual Culture – Sensorial Ethics

Jane Nisselson, ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, New York, USA
Visualization – Media Arts – Filmmaking – Perceptual Systems – Sense Mapping – Data Sets

Claus Noppeney, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern / Zurich, Switzerland
Organization Studies — Design Studies — Cultural Studies — Smell — The sense of smell in business, culture & society

Irene Noy, The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, London, UK
History of Art — Seeing — Hearing — Senses in Art — Senses and Gender — Curating — Cross-sensory Perception

Matthew Nudds, Matthew Nudds, University of Warwick, Coventry,UK
Philosophy – Auditory perception – Philosophy and Psychology of Perception – The Five Senses – Crossmodal and Amodal Perception

Casey O’Callaghan, Rice University, Houston, United States
Philosophy – Hearing and Sound – Multisensory and Crossmodal Perception – Speech Perception

Boon Lay Ong, School of Built Environment, Curtin University, Australia
Architecture – Heat, Light and Sound – Cross-sensory and Multi-sensory Perception

John Onians, School of World Art Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich UK
Art History – All the Senses – Neuroscience – Art as a worldwide phenomenon

Yoshimi Osawa, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Ethnobiology — Anthropology — Taste — Smell — Food — Culture, Perception and the Senses — Business and Senses

Simon O’Sullivan, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Visual Culture – Aesthetics – Art Theory – Continental Philosophy – Contemporary Art – Psycho/Schizo-analysis – The Production of Subjectivity

Sven Ouzman, Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town, South Africa
Anthropology/Archaeology – Multiple senses  – Archives  – Museums  – Graffiti  – Rock Art

Eric Palazzo, University of Poitiers, Centres d’études supérieures de civilisation médiévale, Institut universitaire de France (Paris), Poitiers, France
Art History – Middle Ages – Images – Five Senses – Art, Liturgy and the Five Senses in the Medieval Period 

joni m palmer, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM USA
landscape architecture — cultural geography — public art — senses of place — soundscapes — vernacular creativies

Davide Panagia, University of California Los Angeles, United States
Political Theory/Cultural Studies/Aesthetics – Affect & Sensations – Visual – Aural – Gustatory – Hapticity – Ontology of Sensations – Spectatorship Studies – Photography, Film, Food

David Parisi, College of Charleston, Charleston, VA, USA
Media Studies/Media History/Media Archeology – Touch and Haptics – Tactility and Media Interfacing

Julie Park, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Anthropology — All Senses — Senses and Embodiment — Senses in Health — Senses and Citizenship

Wendy Parkins, University Kent, Kent, UK
Literature/Gender studies – Affects, Emotions & the Senses – Victorian Sensory & Material Culture – Embodiment & Gender – Pre-Raphaelitism & Aestheticism – Slow Food

Joy Parr, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Sensory Geography – Environmental History – Health Geography – Science and
Technology Studies – Landscape Change – Rehabituation after Trauma

Mark Paterson, University of Pittsburgh,USA
Phenomenology and psychology of touch – the haptic system – blindness and vision impairment – sensory prostheses

Heather Paxson, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Anthropology – Taste – Artisan Synaesthetics – Embodied Knowledge – Craft Practice/Skill – Cheese

Laura Peers, Pitt Rivers Museum and School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford
Anthropology — History — Material Culture Studies — Touch — Emotion — Spiritual Perception

José Roberto Pellini, Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil
Archaeology – Archaeology of the Senses – Sensory Landscapes – Embodiment and Scientific Narratives – Fairy Tales – Illusion

Bissera V. Pentcheva, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Byzantine Art – Synaesthesis (Five Senses) – Special Focus on Aesthetics, Architectural Psychoacoustics – Haptic Visuality – Olfactory and Gustatory Experience of Eastern Orthodox Culture

Marina Peterson, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA
Anthropology – Hearing – Sound – Cities – Space – Materiality – Ethnography

Ágnes Pethő, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Film Theory and History – Intermediality in Film – Cinematic Ekphrasis – Cinema and Sensations – The Haptic Image – Interart and Inter-sensual Relations

Gabriella M. Petrick, University of New Haven, Connecticut, United States
U.S History/History of Technology – Taste – Food Systems – Industrialization – Agriculture – Food Science and Technology

Karis Petty, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Anthropology — vision — touch — listening — environment — walking — disability (especially vision impairment)

Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, The Westminster Law & Theory Centre, University of Westminster, London, UK
Law / Interdisciplinary Studies – Five Senses – Spatiality – Body – Geophilosophy – Autopoiesis – Atmospherics – Affect – Emotion

Isabelle Pichet,Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Art History – Museology – Art Criticism – 18th Century – Five Senses – Sensory Body – Senses in space – Sensory in sociability – Sensory in an exhibition

John Picker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Literature/Media Studies – Hearing – Noise/Music/Silence – Sound Recording and Reproduction – Victorian Studies – Transatlantic Studies

Wang Ping, Macalester College, USA
Comparative Literature – Creative Writing – Smell – Touch – Perception

Trevor Pinch, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
Science and Technology Studies – Sound Studies – Hearing – Electronic Music – Technology and Sound

Sarah Pink, RMIT University, Australia
Sensory Ethnography – The Sensory Home – The Sensory City – (Audio)Visual Media and Sensory Research – Interdisciplinary and Applied Sensory Research

S. Brent Plate
, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, USA
Comparative Religion – Visual Culture – Material Culture – Senses in Religion – Media Studies – Film and Religion

Ellie Pridgeon, University of Leicester, UK
Art History – The Five Senses – Medieval Wall Painting – Audience Reception

Sally M. Promey, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
American Studies/Religious Studies/History of Art – Sensory Cultures of Religion –Sensation and Material/Visual Cultures – Corporeality and Materiality – Space and Place

Sten Pultz Moslund, Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark
Postcolonial literature/literary theory – The Five Senses – Cross-sensory Perception —
Senses in literature – Senses and Otherness in Literature – Aesthetics as Aiesthesis

Alex Purves, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
Classics – Touch – Literature – Aesthetics – Metaphor – Proprioception – Embodiment – Sensory Perception

François Quiviger, The Warburg Institute, University of London, School of Advanced Study, London UK
Art/Cultural History– The Sensorium – The Representation of Sensation in Classical Art and its Rediscovery in the Renaissance

Matt Rahaim, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Action Understanding – Listening – Voicing – Grasping – Pointing – Poise – Space

Mikael Bøgh Rasmussen, Independent Researcher, presently at Danish
National Art Library, Copenhagen, Denmark
Art/Cultural History – Senses in Art – Art and Embodiment – Portraiture – Emotion and the Senses – Early Modern Art

Richard C. Rath, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu, USA
History – Sound + Vision – History of the Senses – History of Hearing – Media and the Senses – New Media – Performance – Synesthesia

Peg Rawes, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London, UK
Philosophy/Architecture/Fine Arts – Spatiotemporal – Sonic – Spatiotemporality – Embodiment – Feminist – Topological

A. Elisabeth Reichel, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
U.S.-American Literature and Culture – History of Anthropology – Sound Studies – Hearing – Writing – Music – Poetry

Bruno Reinhardt, Utrecht University (post-doc), Utrecht, Netherlands
Anthropology — Pentecostalism in Africa — Pastoral training — Embodiment — Authority — Material Religion

Lotten Gustafsson Reinius, Etnografiska, Stockholm, Sweden
Ethnology/Cultural History – Museums of Ethnography – Colonial Collections – Colonial Exhibitions – Prohibitions of Touch – Sensory Biographies of Things – Material Rhetoric

Anne-Caroline Rendu-Loisel, University of Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès, Toulouse, France
Assyriology — History of Religion — Hearing — Multi-sensoriality — Cross-sensory perception — Senses in Ancient History — Senses in Ritual

Ian Reyes, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA.
Communication Studies – Hearing, Seeing – Senses and Media Technology – Music Recording –Video Game Play – Human/Animal Interaction

Alex Rhys-Taylor, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK
Smell – Taste – Cities – History – Racism/Multiculture – Class – Narrative

Tom Rice, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.
Anthropology – Hearing – Sound – Auditory Culture – Auditory Knowledge – Radio

Hans J. Rindisbacher, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, USA
German Studies – Literarture/Cultural History – Olfactory Perception – Five Senses – Life Sciences – Aesthetics – Representation

Jessica Riskin, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
History – Vision – Philosophy – Physiology – Popular Science

Mette Bech Risør, General Practice Research Unit, Department of Community Medicine, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway
Anthropology – Medical Anthropology of Sensations – Sensing Illness and Disease – Sensory Work – Sensory Agents – Sensibilisation

Lissa Roberts, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands
History of Science and Technology – The Five Senses – The Senses as Research Tools – Sense and Sentiment – The Senses and Cultural Difference

Clarinda Rodrigues, School of Business and Economics, Linneaus University, Sweden
Sensory Branding/Marketing — The Five Senses — Brand Sensuality — Customer Experience

Gerardo Fabián Rodríguez, Medieval Studies Research Group, Center for Historical Studies, Faculty of Humanities, National University of Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina
History — Medieval and Spanish History — History of the senses — History and videogames — Soundscapes — Carolingians — Guadalupean devotion

Matthew P. Romaniello, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI, USA
History/History of Medicine — Russian Studies — Touch — Taste — Embodiment

Herman Roodenburg, Meertens Institute/VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cultural History – Art History – Art and Embodiment – Senses and Emotions in Art

Sophia Rosenfeld, Yale University, Connecticut, USA
Intellectual and Cultural History – Enlightenment/Age of Revolutions – Visual
Languages and Sign Systems – History of Hearing – History of Common Sense

Anamaria V. Iosif Ross, Center for Mentoring and Learning, Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, USA
Medical Anthropology – Balance/Movement/Breath – Healing Touch – Vibrations – States of Consciousness – Therapeutic Uses of the Senses – Senses in Medicine

Kelli Rudolph, Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies and Department of Philosophy, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Ancient philosophy and science – perception – senses – Presocratic and Hellenistic philosophy

Matthew Ryan Smith, Independent Scholar, Toronto, Canada
Contemporary Art — Affect — Trauma — Photography — Video — Memory and the Senses

Lynn Sally, Metropolitan College of New York, USA
Performance Studies – The Five Senses – Cultural Production – Performance – Popular Culture

Chris Salter, Design + Computation Arts/Hexagram, Concordia University,
Montréal, Canada
Performance – Digital Media – Theater – Computer Music – Philosophy of Technology – Embodiment – Sensory Perception

Barry Sandywell, Honorary Fellow in Social Theory, Department of Sociology, University of York, UK
Social Theory – Critical Theory – Critical History of the senses – Philosophy – Aesthetics

Rebecca Schneider, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Performance Studies – Histories of Theatre, Dance, and Art – Gestural Studies – Inter(in)Animacy – Intermedia – Critical Theory

Annette Schellenberg, University of Vienna, department of Protestant Theology, Vienna, Austria
Hebrew Bible – The Five Senses – Senses in texts – senses in religion – embodiment – sensory imagination

Naomi Segal,  Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
Literary/Cultural Studies (French, German, English) – Touch – Psychic Skin – Didier Anzieu – The Body – Gender  – Inside/Outside – Love – Mourning

Richard Schechner, New York University, New York, USA
Performance Studies – Anthropology – Cultural Studies Ethology – Ritual – The Senses in Performance – Rasaesthetics

Hendrik Schifferstein, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
Psychology – Taste – Smell – Multisensory – Multisensory Design – Product Experience

Michael Schillmeier, University of Exeter, UK
STS – Empirical Philosophy – Senses, Practice and Process – Dis/ability – Cosmopolitics

Henning Schmidgen, Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany
Media Studies, History of Science – Time, Touch – Biological Media – Virtual Laboratories — Machinic Subjectivities

Holger Schulze, Sound Studies Lab, Berlin, Germany
Cultural Anthropology of Sound – Mediology of Audio Media – Sound in Popular Culture

Hillel Schwartz, Independent Scholar, Encinitas, California, USA
Cultural History/History of Religions/Medicine – Hearing – Kinaesthesia – Proprioception

Gisela Coronado Schwindt, Faculty of Humanities, National University of Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentine Republic
History / History of the Senses — Sounds — Soundscape — Medievalism — Late medieval Castile

Gunter Senft, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Anthropological Linguistics/Psycholinguistics/Cognitive Anthropology – The Five Senses – Melanesian (Trobriand Islanders, Papua New Guinea) Perception of the Supernatural – Language of Perception

Robin Skeates, Durham University, Durham, UK.
Archaeology – Sight, Sound, Smell and Taste, Touch, Spatiality, the Emotions, and their Synaesthesthic Interplay – Sensual Cultures in Prehistory – Visualism – Methodologies for Sensory Studies

Simon Shaw-Miller, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK
Art/Music Interrelationships – Synaesthesia – Musical Sites – Music and Sight – Music and Gesture – Iconography of Music – Combined Works of Art

Andrew Shail, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Literature – Early Cinema – Vision – Sense Machines – History of Science – Neurology –

Glenn H. Shepard Jr., Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém do Pará, Brazil
Anthropology — Chemosensation (Taste/Odor) — Synesthesia, Cross-cultural comparisons — Medical Anthropology, Ethnobotany, Shamanism, Ethnopharmacology, Sensory Ecology — Cultural Constructions of Illness & Efficacy

John F. Sherry, Jr., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA Anthropology/Consumer Research – Embodiment: Aesthetics – Retail Atmospherics – Countercultural Spectacle

Rob Shields, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Urban Culture & Theory – Visual – kinaesthetics – visceral and somatic – hearing.
sensory aspects of place – spatial awareness

Anton V. Sidoroff-Dorso, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Moscow, Russia
Linguistics/Cognitive Anthropology/Developmental Psychology – Cross-Modal Perception and Synaesthesia – Synaesthesia Quotient – Situated Cognition – Biosemiotics – Neurophenomenology – Self-induced and Situational Cognitive Ambiguity, Models of Disambiguation – Multisensory Educational Techniques

Helen Slaney, University of Roehampton, London
Classics / Classical Reception – Kinaesthesia / Proprioception, Touch – Dance – Performance – Theatre – Material Culture – Embodied Cognition

Bruce R. Smith, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
English/Theatre – Audition –  Historical Phenomenology

Helen Smith, University of York, UK
Early Modern Literature – Materiality – Sensing Sensation – Language and
Sense – Embodiment – Reading and Sensation

Gavin J.D. Smith, School of Sociology, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Sociology — Phenomenologies of Perception — Sensation — Embodiment — Visibility — Data-Bodies — Mediation

Mark Smith, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
History – The Five Senses – Senses and War – Senses and Natural Disasters – Senses and Modernity/Premodenity

Catherine M. Soussloff, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Art History and Visual Studies – Aesthetics – Visual and Performance Studies – Philosophy of History – Historiography of Art Theory

Christy Spackman, New York University, New York, USA
Food Studies — Taste, Texture, Smell — Sensory Science — Aesthetics, Tastelessness, Measuring Taste

Dale C. Spencer, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA
The Five Senses – Sensory Ethnography – Habitus – Bodies – Violence – Victimization – Sport

Stephanie Springgay, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Sensational Pedagogies – Epistemologies of Touch, Taste, Smell – Aesthetics – Affect – Embodiment – Contemporary Art
Research Profile

Michael Squire, Department of Classics, King’s College London, United Kingdom
Greece and Rome – senses and sensual perception – visual-verbal relations – Philostratus’ Imagines – classical visual culture – Classical literature

Jason Stanyek, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Sound Studies – Ethnomusicology – Brazilian Studies – Performance Studies – Voice

Tricia Starks, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR, USA
Associate Professor of History
The Five Senses — Medical/Cultural History — Tobacco — Addiction — Russia/Soviet

Stahl Stenslie, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway
Media Arts – Multimodal Interactivity – Teletactile Communication – Haptics – Aesthetics

Carolyn S. Stevens, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia
Anthropology – Japanese Studies – Music – Sound – Touch

Henry Stobart, Music Department, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Music/Ethnomusicology – Andean Ethnography – Performance – Intersensory Relations – Indigeneity – Digital Media

Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, USA
Literary/Cultural Studies – African American Studies – Sound Studies – Listening – Race and Ethnicity – History of Media and Technology – Voice

Paul Stoller, West Chester University, West Chester, PA, USA
Cultural Anthropology – Sensorial Anthropology – Phenomenology –
Spirit Possession – Africa

Elizabeth. R Straughan, Independent Researcher, Melbourne, Australia
Human Geography – Skin – Touch and Haptics – Sensory Collective – Emotions – Aesthetics – Environment – Embodiment

Alexandra Supper, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Science and Technology Studies – Hearing – Senses and Embodied Practices in Science – Scientific Representations – Sonification

David Sutton, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA.
Anthropology – Food – Taste – Cooking – Skill – Memory – Greece

Stefan Szczelkun, University of Westminster, London, UK
Art – Visual Culture – Culture – Oral Culture

Jean-Paul Thibaud, Cresson / UMR 1563 Ambiances – CNRS, School of Architecture, Grenoble, France
Sociology – Urban Planning – Urban Ambiances – Urban Atmosphere – Sensory Perception – Everyday Aesthetics – Public Places

Carolyn Thomas, University of California at Davis, USA
American Studies – Touch and Vision – Material Culture and the Senses – Disability Studies and the Senses

Kate Thomas, University of York, UK
Anglo-Saxon literature and liturgical studies – Use of the senses in medieval Christian worship

Allison Thomason, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois, USA
History – Archaeology – Ancient Near East – Synaesthesia – Kinesthesia – Sensescapes – Senses and Dress – Senses in Art

Emily Thompson, Princeton University, Princeton New Jersey, USA
History – Sound – Listening – Early Sound Motion Pictures – Phonograph, Urban Noise – Architecture

C. Jason Throop, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Anthropology – Pain – Tactility – Proprioception – Hunger – Satiation – Embodiment – Moral Sensiblities – Culture and Sensation – Sensory Modalities and Empathy

Susanna Trnka,The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Anthropology – The Five Senses – Pain – Touch – Politics of the Senses –Sensory Citizenships – Senses and Emotions – Senses and Historical Memory

Shelley Trower, University of Hull, UK
Literature/Cultural History – Hearing – Extrasensory perception – Vibration –
Senses of Place

Barry Truax, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
Communication – Hearing – Acoustic Communication – Soundscape Studies – Electroacoustic Music – Audio Media

Amy Trubek, University of Vermont, Burlington Vermont, USA
Anthropology/Interdisciplinary Food Studies – Taste – Cultural History of Taste – Taste and Culinary Skill –Taste-makers

William Tullett, King’s College London, London, UK
Smell – Early Modern Social and Cultural history – Perfume – Social meanings of olfaction – Material Culture – Urban experience

Christoph Uehlinger, Department of Religious Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
History of Religions/Comparative Religion – Vision and Visuality – Aesthetics of Religion – Religion and the Senses – Material Religion – Visible Religion – Ancient Levant – Taxonomy

Phillip Vannini, Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada
Interdisciplinary/Ethnography – All Senses Senses and Embodiment – Sense of Place –Social Psychology and Selfhood

Daniela Vávrová, The Cairns Institute and College of Arts, Society and Education, James Cook University, Australia
Visual Anthropology — Sound and Vision — Sensory Experience — Visible and Invisible — Papua New Guinea — Film and Photography

Jeffrey D. Veitch, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
Ancient History/Archaeology — Sound — Hearing — Noise — Urban Space — Acoustics — Architecture

Alexandre Vincent, Université de Poitiers, France
History – Hearing — Social history of music — History of perception in Antiquity — Urban soundscapes

Viktoria von Hoffmann, National Fund of Scientific Research (FNRS), University of Liège, Belgium
Cultural History (Early Modern Era) – Taste – Touch – The Lower Senses – Food Studies – Disgust – Aesthetics/The Senses in Art

Peter Wagner, Universität Koblenz-Landau (Campus Landau)
Senses in the arts and literature – perception – 18th century –
Enlightenment and the senses
Research Profile

Dennis D. Waskul, Minnesota State University, Mankato, USA
Sociology – Senses and Sociology – Senses and Symbolic Interaction – Senses and Self –Senses and Impression Management – Senses and Nostalgia – Sensuous Methods

Olivier Wathelet, Institut Paul Bocuse Research Center, Lyon, France.
Anthropology/Cognitive ethnography – Smell – The Five Senses – Sensory Skills – Culinary Practices – Cultural Transmission – Technology and the Senses
Research profile

Isaac Weiner, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Religious Studies – American History – Sound – Law – Religious Pluralism – History of Noise – Public Space

Emma J Wells, Durham University, UK
Archaeology/History/Anthropology – Synaesthesia – The Five Senses – Architecture – Senses of Place – Performance – Experience – Multivocality – Art – Pilgrimage

William Whittington, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, US
Film, Television and New Media – Sound Design – Genre – Subjectivity and Perception – History – Adaptation – Philosophy and Buddhism – Digital Culture
Research Profile

Robert Willim, Lund University, Sweden
Art — Ethnography and Cultural Analysis — Ethnographic Approaches and Artistic Practice — Digital Culture — Experiences of place — Ethnographic Surrealism — Artistic Evocation

Boris Wiseman, Durham University, Durham, England, UK.
Interdisciplinary (critical theory/ethno-aesthetics) – Aesthetic Experience – Qualia – Logic of Sensible Qualities – Art and Proprioception.

Lucy Wooding (Kostyanovsky), King’s College, University of London, London UK
History – Medieval/Reformation Religion – Sight – Hearing – Shifts in Visualization/Imagination

Chris Woolgar, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
History/Archaeology – All Senses – Medieval Perception – Experiencing the Senses – Taste and Demotic Culture – Place and Perception

Helena Wulff, Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University, Sweden
Anthropology – Vision – Sound – Touch – Smell – Senses in Dance – Literary Senses

Diana Young, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Anthropology – Indigenous Australia – Colour and Synaesthesia in Art – Constructions of Space – Consumption – Design – Curation

Andrea Zakin, Lehman College, CUNY, Bronx, NY, USA
Studio Art/Art Education/Aesthetic Education – Cognitive Processing in Artistic Process – Senses in Art – Sensory Perception through Aesthetic Education
Research profile

Lois Parkinson Zamora, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
Comparative Literature – Art History – Aesthetics – Latin American Fiction – Baroque – New World Baroque – Visual Culture

Andrew Zimmerman, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
History – Vision – Anthropology and Ethnography – Vision – Imperialism – Science – ‘Primitive’ and ‘Modern’ Art

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