Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität


Dr. Thorsten Gieser

Thorsten Gieser is Lecturer in Anthropology in the Institut für Kulturwissenschaft at the University of Koblenz-Landau. Previously, he has studied anthropology and religious studies at the University of Heidelberg  (1998-2004) and completed his PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, UK (2004-2009).

As a sensory anthropologist with a focus on human-environment and human-animal relations, his current research (ongoing since 2014) is a sensory ethnography of hunting practices in contemporary Germany. Dealing with questions of the mediation of sensory experience, he has been experimenting with evocative 'thick descriptions' in writing and film. As a multimedia ethnography, his field website Hunter-Anthropologist.de gathers a variety of material, from fieldnotes and essays to his two films The Beauty of Hunting (2016, 10 Min.) and The Beauty of Hunting Revisited (2016, 40 Min.).

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