Cari Casteel


cari casteel.

Cari Casteel


Cari Casteel


Clinical Assistant Professor
Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta


20th century United States History; History of Technology; History of Business; History of Medicine, Disability and Science


  • PhD, History, Auburn University, 2017
  • MA, History, Mississippi State University, 2010
  • BA, History, Mississippi State University, 2004

Courses Regularly Taught

United States History I and II
Historical Writing 
American Business History 

Research Interests

History of science, technology, and medicine; business history; gender history; environmental history

Current Research

I am currently drafting a manuscript on the social and cultural history of deodorant, based on my dissertation, “The Odor of Things: Deodorant, Gender, and Olfaction in the United States.”

Selected Publications

Selected Digital Publications And Public Engagement

Banishing the Armpit Goats: Body Odor in Ancient Rome, The Recipes Project, August 2018

"The Smell of Shame," podcast interview, Distillations, March 15, 2017 

"The Marketing Evolution of Deodorant," podcast interview, Stories From the Stacks, Hagley Library and Museum, March 2017 

Awards and Fellowships

  • Charles Price Fellowship, Science History Institute, 2016-2017
  • Graduate Instructor Fellow, Auburn University, 2015-2016 
  • Margaret Sharnagel Fellowship, Auburn University, 2016-2016 
  • Exploratory Research Grant, Hagley Museum and Library, University of Delware, 2015-2016 
  • John Furr Fellowship, The Hartman Center, Duke University, 2015-2016 
  • Graduate Student Achievement Award, Women's Studies Program, Auburn University, 2014-2015 
  • Melvin Kranzberg Award for Best Graduate paper, Auburn University, 2013-2014 
  • Robert L. Partin Award for Service to the Department of History, Auburn University, 2012-2013