Wednesday, January 24, 2024 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Research talk with Dela Kuma: Negotiating “Nkudzedze” During Global Trade

In Amedeka, Southeastern Ghana, local tastes and their related performances are conceptualized as “nkudzedze” – ‘pleasing to the eyes.’ This talk explores how the Amedeka conceptualization of taste directed daily life, the production and consumption of trade goods and serves as a radical act to decentralize research methodologies from the Eurowestern gaze and colonial epistemologies that continue to ‘otherize’ local and Indigenous communities.

Dr. Amira Mittermaier

Join the Department of Anthropology, alumni, and friends for the 2023 Sally Weaver Award Guest Lecture:"After the Revolution: Islam in Post-2011 Egypt," presented by Amira Mittermaier, Professor of Religion and Anthropology from University of Toronto.