Nikolaus Heinzer

Nikolaus Heinzer, M.A.

PhD candidate and project staff of the SNF Project: “Wolves: Knowledge and practice. Ethnographies on the return of the wolves in Switzerland”

Phone: +41 (0)44 634 40 87

Room number: AFL-G-260


Research Interests

  • Human-environment interactions
  • Human-animal relations
  • Multispecies Ethnography
  • Relational Anthropology
  • Knowledge and practice
  • Anthropology of the senses
  • The Alps
  • Rurality


  • From 01/2016: Member of staff of the SNF Project “Wolves: Knowledge and Practice” at ISEK – Popular Culture Studies at the Unversity of Zurich
  • From 08/2015: PhD project at ISEK – Popular Culture Studies, University of Zurich
  • 2012–2014: MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Ludwig-Maximilians University München
  • 2006–2011: BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology (main subject), Spanish Literature (1st minor subject) and Political Science (2nd minor subject) at the University of Zurich
  • 2009–2010: ERASMUS residence in Santiago de Compostela
  • 1997–2006: Eberhard-Ludwigs-Gymnasium (High School) in Stuttgart
  • 2003–2004: Exchange year at the San Luis Obispo High School, California, USA

Other Experience and Memberships

  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Volkskunde (SGV) Zürich section
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)
  • 2010–2011 Board member of the Committee for Development Questions of the ETH/UniZH
  • 2008 CLTR, magazine for Zürich ethnology students
  • 2006–2011 and 2012–2014 Member of the student association for Social and Cultural Anthropology in Zürich and München

Publications and teaching experience