NEW WILD CULTURES
RESEARCHER & AFFILIATION
My name is Paul Keil. I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Ethnology, Czech Academy of Sciences. I received my PhD in social anthropology from Macquarie University, Australia.
I am interested in human-nonhuman teamwork, recreational hunting, and life lived with charismatic wildlife, informed by theoretical and methodological frameworks from more-than-human and ecological anthropology, cognitive science, and the environmental humanities. My regional and ethnographic expertise is in Northeast India and Australia. An updated list of my research publications can be found here.
I am also an affiliate member of the ERC project "Veterinization of Europe? Hunting for Wild Boar Futures in the Time of African Swine Fever" based at the Institute of Ethnology.
2019, Northwest NSW. One of the worst regional droughts in living memory