Dr. Sara Asu Schroer
Institut für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie
Dr Sara Asu Schroer was a visiting scholar in the research area STS and Environmental Anthropology of Professor Dr Sandra Calkins in 2020.
Her current research is situated in the field of environmental anthropology and multispecies ethnography. It is concerned with how humans perceive, think about and relate to nonhuman living beings and their environments. In her research, that also incorporates perspectives from STS and the Environmental Humanities, she explores the conceptual, methodological, as well as ethical implications that arise when anthropologists open their analysis to other living beings as active participants in shared social worlds.
A developing interest lies in the study of species extinction and its socio-ecological consequences for human and nonhuman communities. Through the lens of de-extinction and rewilding experiments, she is interested in exploring the way in which notions of ‘extinction’ and ‘liveable ecologies’ are imagined, constructed and performed within conservation practices. Dr. Schroer is affiliated with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, having recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship as part of the interdisciplinary ERC funded project Arctic Domus at the same institution. Building on her Ph.D. on hunting in collaboration with birds of prey (falconry) in Britain, her post-doctoral research was concerned with the landscapes, technologies and intimacies of avian domestication and the event of captive breeding of raptors. She is co-editor of Exploring Atmospheres Ethnographically published with Routledge in 2018 and is convener of the EASA network Humans and Other Living Beings (since 2016).