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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. 


My regional and ethnographic expertise is in Northeast India and Australia, with research interests informed by more-than-human anthropology, cognitive science, and environmental humanities.


I have published on a variety of human interactions with dogs, wild pigs, and elephants. My analytical interest lies in interspecies teamwork, shifting perspectives towards animals,co-engineered ecologies, uncertainty in human-animal relations, and sharing place with charismatic wildlife, including several papers on human-elephant relations in Northeast India. An updated list of my research publications can be found here 

I am a postdoctoral researcher on the ERC project "Veterinization of Europe? Hunting for Wild Boar Futures in the Time of African Swine Fever" based at the Institute of Ethnology. 

I am co-editor of the volume Composing Worlds with Elephants: Interdsciplinary dialoguesand author of the forthcoming ethongraphic monograph The Presence of Elephants: Negotiating shared landscapes and lives in Assam




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