Raphael Schwere

Raphael Schwere

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (Jun 2020-Aug 2020)

Raphael Schwere is a social and cultural anthropologist specializing on human-animal relations, practical knowledge, material culture, and museums in the Horn of Africa and East Africa. He is a PhD student and lectures at the Dept. of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies of the University of Zurich, where he works as a research and teaching assistant at the Ethnographic Museum. His PhD project focuses on changing relationships between humans and camels in the 'de-facto' Republic of Somaliland. Situated in the field of transforming human-environment relations, the study examines this emblematic pastoralist duo living through ecologically and socially changing times and towards novel multispecies configurations at the dawn of a postdomestic era of human-animal relations.

Raphael joined the MPIWG as a Visiting Predoctoral Fellow in Department III’s working group “Out of Place, Out of Time” under the “The Body of Animals” research theme.


No current projects were found for this scholar.

Transforming Human-Camel Relations in the Context of Social and Ecological Dynamics in Somaliland