Emanuel Schaeublin

Emanuel Schaeublin, Dr.


Phone: +41 44 635 22 37

Room number: AND 5.24


Research interests

Ethnographic methods, anthropology of ethics, personhood, Islam, gift theory, calculation-abundance-excess, political economy, religious texts in everyday life, manners and demeanour, shame, social interactions as a field of ethical practice, humanitarian aid


Arabic-speaking Middle East

Short bio

Emanuel Schaeublin (DPhil, MSc, MA) is an anthropologist working on the themes of ethics, poverty, Islam, and generosity in politically repressive contexts, such as the occupied Palestinian territories. He is generally interested in social interactions as a field of ethical disciplining. While his regional focus is primarily the Arabic-speaking 'Middle East’, he is currently starting to conduct ethnographic research on social interactions and micro-interventions of a disciplinary nature in German-speaking Switzerland.


For a list of academic publications (in English and Arabic), see www.researchgate.net/profile/Emanuel_Schaeublin.