Paul G. Keil
Paul G. Keil
Paul G. Keil, Ph.D.
tel.: +420 606 460 339
2017 PhD, Anthropology (2017/09/26). Macquarie University.
Thesis Title - Living in Elephant Worlds: Human-elephant relations on the fringe of forest and
village in Assam, Northeast India.
2011 Bachelor of Arts Honours, Anthropology. (2011/04/19) Macquarie University.
Dissertati title: Man-Sheep-Dog: Interspecies entanglements at sheepdog trials.
2010 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology. (2010/04/16). Macquarie University.
2002 Bachelor of Design Honours, Visual communication. (2002/10/02). University of Technology,
Keil is trained in social anthropology. Keil’s research questions are guided by theories that understand cognition, action, culture, and landscapes as socio-ecological achievements emerging from organism-environment interactions. Subjects of study have included collaborative remembering, interspecies teamwork, and wild and domestic human-elephant relationships. Keil’s current research focuses on feral pig relations in Australia.
Keil’s expertise includes multispecies research, ecological anthropology, South Asian studies, cognitive sciences, and memory.
Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals
2017 Keil, P.G. Uncertain human-elephant encounters in North-East India. Journal of Religious and Political Practice, 3 (3), 196-211.
2017 Harris, C.B., Barnier, A.J., Sutton, J., Keil, P.G., & Dixon, A. “Going episodic”: collaborative inhibition and facilitation when long-married couples remember together. Memory, 25 (8), 1148-59.
2015 Keil, P.G. Human-Sheepdog Distributed Cognitive Systems: An analysis of interspecies scaffolding at a sheepdog trial. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 15 (5), 508-529.
2014 Harris, C.B., Barnier, A.J., Sutton, J., & Keil, P.G. (2014/06/17). Couples as socially distributed cognitive systems: Remembering in everyday social and material contexts. Memory Studies, 7 (3), 285-297.
2014 Barnier, A.J., Priddis, A.C., Broekhuijse, J., Harris, C.B., Cox, R., Congleton, A.R., Keil, P.G & Addis, D.R. (2014/07). Reaping what they sow: The benefits of remembering together in intimate couples. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 3(4), 261-265.
2011 Harris, C.B., Keil, P.G., Barnier, A. J., & Sutton, J. We Remember, We Forget: Collaborative Remembering in Older Couples. Discourse Processes, 46 (4), 267-303.
2010 Sutton, J., Harris, C.B., Keil, P.G., & Barnier, A. J. The psychology of memory, extended mind and socially distributed remembering. Phenomenology of Cognitive Science, 9 (4), 521-560.
2010 Harris, C. B., Barnier, A. J., Sutton, J., & Keil, P.G. How did you feel when “The Crocodile Hunter” died? Voicing and silencing in conversation influences memory for an autobiographical event. Memory, 18 (2), 185-197.
2016 Keil, P.G. Elephant-Human Dandi: How Humans and Elephants Move Through the Fringes of Forest and Village in Assam. In P. Locke & J. Buckingham (eds.), Conflict, Negotiation, Co-existence: Rethinking Human-Elephant Relation in South Asia (pp. 197-223). New Delhi: Oxford University Press, India.
2019 Keil, P.G. REVIEW: R. Govindrajan 2018. Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India's Central Himalayas. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies. DOI: 10.1080/00856401.2019.1608416
2016 Keil, P.G. REVIEW: Y. Musharbash & G. Henning Presterudstuen, 2014. Monster Anthropology in Australasia and Beyond. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 27(3), 415-417.
2018 Keil. P.G. Death of a hungry god. SAPIENS, photo essay. Retrieved from: https://www.sapiens.org/culture/elephants-india-religion/
2015 Locke, P. & Keil, P.G. Multispecies methodologies and human-elephant relations. Engagement- A blog published by the Anthropology and Environment Society. Retrieved from: https://aesengagement.wordpress.com/2015/10/27/multispecies-methodologies-and-human-elephant-relations/
2012 Keil, P.G. & Downey, G. Man-Sheep-Dog. Interspecies social skills. Neuroanthropology, PLOS blogs. Retrieved from http://blogs.plos.org/neuroanthropology/2012/06/25/man-sheep-dog-inter-species-social-skills/
Full CV: here
Academia.edu profile: here