Institut für Sozialanthropologie
Länggassstr. 49 a
CH-3000 Bern 9
+41 31 631 89 99
Economy, Ecology, Use of Resources, Common-Pool Management, New Institutionalism, Dependencies, Ideologies
Africa (Cameroon, Sambia, Mali, Tansania, Botswana)
Sustainable management of resources, Development of institutions /Regulation of access to resources, Ideologies and power, Perception of environment, Comparing approaches
Studies in Social Anthropology, Geography and Sociology; University of Zurich, PhD (2001) and Habilitation (2007). Fieldwork in Cameroon and Zambia. Research on environmental issues in Africa, common-pool resource management, institutions, protected areas, indigenous peoples, peasants. Jobs: Assistant at Department of Social Anthropology, Zurich (1995 – 2001, 2006), project coordinator NCCR North-South, projects on oil exploitation and indigenous peoples, commons management in African Floodplains (AFWeP), participatory approaches in protected areas. Director of the Swiss Network for International Studies (2008-9). Assistant Professor at the University of Berne (2009-).