Raphael Schwere

Raphael Schwere, M.A.

Doctoral Researcher


(updated 16 July 2022)

Fields of research

Human-animal studies (ethnocamelology), material culture, practical knowledge, anthropology of food, disability studies, museology, East Africa (Somaliland and Uganda in particular)


Olfactory Anthropology, Anthropology of Meat, Animal Labour, Doing Ethnography, Mensch-Tier-Beziehungen, Regionalmodul Afrika: Ethnologische Somali Studies, Qualitative Research Methods Short Courses, Ethnologiekolloquium, Fachgeschichte Ethnologie, Disability & Technology field school, Einführung in die Ethnologie: Monographieübung, Einführung in die Ethnologie: Methodenübung, Einführung in die ethnologischen Disability Studies, Praxismodul Praktische Ethnologische Arbeit




Schwere, Raphael. 2015. “Appropriation of Assistive Technology for People with Mobility Disabilities in Kampala along an Itinerary of Socio-Technical Transformations.” Master’s thesis, Zurich: University of Zurich.

Schwere, Raphael. 2012. “Third Legs and Embodied Tricycles: People with Mobility Disabilities’ Experiences with Assistive Technologies in Kampala, Uganda.” Bachelor’s Thesis, Zurich: University of Zurich.

Media and newsletters

Schwere, Raphael. 2022. ‘Horse Power=W⁄t= ?’. Theater Gessnerallee (website). 6 January 2022. https://www.gessnerallee.ch/de/schedule/cycle/951/Zyklus_8.

Schwere, Raphael. 2019. ‘Afrikas Museen haben sich emanzipiert. Die Restitutionsdebatte zeigt es: Afrikanischen Institutionen wird wenig zugetraut. Aber da sollte man erst einmal genauer hinschauen’. Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 17 April 2019.

Grigo, Jacqueline, Marc Meyer, and Raphael Schwere. 2019. ‘Exhibition on Wheels: Mobile Dairy Museum Tours Uganda’. UZH News (blog). 1 April 2019. https://www.news.uzh.ch/en/articles/2019/Milch-Museum-Uganda.html.

Grigo, Jacqueline, Marc Meyer, and Raphael Schwere. 2019. ‘Ein rollendes Milch-Museum in Uganda’. UZH News (blog). 1 April 2019. https://www.news.uzh.ch/de/articles/2019/Milch-Museum-Uganda.html.

Laely, Thomas, Marc Meyer, and Raphael Schwere. 2017. ‘Conference Report: Museum Cooperation between Africa and Europe, Opportunities, Challenges and Modalities (Zurich, 1.-3.12.2016)’. SGAS Newsletter. Basel.