Participant Info

First Name
Cari
Last Name
Casteel
Affiliation
University at Buffalo
Website URL
https://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/history/faculty/faculty-directory/casteel-cari.html
Keywords
technology, business, science, gender, smell, deodorant,
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About Me

Clinical Assistant Professor of History, University at Buffalo

Broadly defined I am a historian who falls somewhere at the nexus of technology, business, science, medicine, and gender. Less abstractly, I am the historian of deodorant. My current manuscript project is a social and cultural history of deodorant in the United States. I am particularly interested in the gendering of deodorant–and its fragrance. 

Recent Publications

“Banishing the Armpit Goats: Body Odor in Ancient Rome” The Recipe Project, Available at https://recipes.hypotheses.org/11073

Media Coverage
I have been consulted for articles in publications ranging from Smithsonian Magazine to Men's Health. I have also appeared as a guest on a number of podcasts.
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Material Culture, Medicine, Science, Technology