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Dr. Diego Menestrey Schwieger

Short Biography

09/2016 till 8/2017 (maternity leave replacement): Coordinator of the Master’s program “Culture and Environment in Africa”, Department of Social & Cultural Anthropology at the University of Cologne.

05/2010 bis 05/2016: Research fellow in the LINGS Project (Local Institutions in Globalized Societies) at the Department of Social & Cultural Anthropology at the University of Cologne.

Doctorate (Dr. des) on the 5.11.2015. Titel of the Dissertation: "The Pump Keeps on Running: On the Emergence of Water Management Institutions Between State Decentralization and Local Practices in Northern Kunene".

03/2004 bis 04/2010: Master’s studies in Social & Cultural Anthropology (major subject), Sociology and Latin-American Studies (subsidiary subjects). Title of thesis: "Institutions and Conflict. An Ethnographic Study of Communal Water Management in North-West Namibia".

Academic Membershipds/Awards

Hamburg's student's price in Social & Cultural Anthropology 2010.

Thematic Interests and Regional Focus

Human-Environment Relations, Community-Based Natural Resource Management, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods.

Southern Africa, Caribbean.

Courses and Seminars

SoSe 2017: Guerrillas, Paras, Narcos - an approach to an understanding of the armed conflict and violence in Colombia

SoSe 2017: Basic Concepts of Research in Hazard, Vulnerability, and Risk Managment

WiSe 2016/2017: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Social Anthropology

WiSe 2016/2017: Theoretical Approaches to Human-Environment Relations – An introduction

SoSe 2016: Anthropological Perspectives on the Caribbean

Publications

Menestrey Schwieger; D. A. (2017). The Pump Keeps on Running: On the Emergence of Water Management Institutions Between State Decentralization and Local Practices in Northern Kunene. Lit Verlag: Münster.

Menestrey Schwieger, D. A. 2015. An Ethnographic Analysis of the Role of Power in Institutional Arrangements: Borehole Cost Recovery Within a Pastoral Community in North-Western Namibia. Environmental Policy and Governance, 25, 258–269.

Bollig, M., & Menestrey Schwieger, D. A. 2014. Fragmentation, Cooperation and Power: Institutional Dynamics in Natural Resource Governance in North-Western Namibia. Human ecology, 42, 167-181.

Menestrey Schwieger, D. A. 2012. Institutions and Conflict: An Ethnographic Study of Communal Water Management in North-West Namibia. Köln: Kölner Ethnologische Beiträge.

Menestrey Schwieger, D. A. 2010. Institutions and Conflict: Communal Water Management in North-West Namibia. MICROCON Research Working Paper 34. Brighton: MICROCON.