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.

Join us for this year's Sally Weaver Award presentation and guest lecture! 

Guest speaker, Susan Kirkpatrick Smith, BA in Anthropology (Florida State University) with an MA and PhD in Anthropology (Indiana University) will be presenting a lecture titled: Injury, Disease, and Death in Early Byzantine Greece: The Story from Chryssi Island

All are welcome!