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ELIZABETH STAUDT – The Institute for Art and Olfaction

Elizabeth Ames Staudt is an IAO Research Fellow

ElizabethAmesStaudtNosy_250x300Elizabeth Ames Staudt is a fiction writer, currently at work on her first novel. Since earning her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 2006, she has worked as a college instructor, a bookseller, an arts nonprofit project manager, and a freelance editor and writer. In March of 2011, she started the website Nosy Girl in the hopes of learning more about smell and the stories people tell about it. http://www.nosygirl.net/

RESEARCH PROJECT: SCENT INTERVIEWS IN RWANDA

The IAO is pleased to support Elizabeth Ames Staudt’s research project around the popular perceptions of scent in Rwanda. Joining an anthropologist in Kigali and surrounding towns for much of 2013, Staudt will interview the population she encounters about their experience with scent, asking the same two disarming and revealing questions: What do you smell like? What do you like to smell?