Lisa Rail

Research Associate

Lisa Francesca Rail studied Social and Cultural Anthropology at LMU Munich, focussing on theory and enthnography on human-environmental relationships. In 2017 she started a complementary degree course in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. During her graduate degree at McGill she conducted research on the nexus of pastoralism and labour migration in rural Northern Kyrgyzstan.


Academic Biography

Graduate student at McGill University, Montréal
Bachelor of Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Research associate responsible for the project Following Fibres
Bachelor of Arts, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ludwigs-Maximilians University Munich
2017, 2016, 2015
Field trips to Kyrgyzstan
Fieldwork in Munich, Germany on nature concepts in forest kindergarden (8 month)

Awards and Grants

Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Max-Weber-Programm Bayern



February 2017
“Tamga Tash: A Tale of Stones, Stories and Travelling Immobiles“, Connecting Materialities / Material Connectivities, International Symposium at the Center of Advanced Studies Munich
June 2017
“Creative Commons – Bridging New Materialism and Ontology” 8th Annual Conference on the New Materialisms – Environmental Humanities and New Materialisms: The Ethics of Decolonizing Nature and Culture, Paris
November 2017
“Concrete feeds on Connections” 116th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association – Anthropology Matters! Washington DC
October 2015
“How to Tell the World – Exploring Natures at Forest Kindegardens”, Biennial Conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society 2015 – Landscapes, Sociality and Materiality; panel “Children’s understandings of landscapes and environments”

Highland Asia Research Group
LMU, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oettingenstr. 67
80538 Munich, Germany | +49 89 2180 9639

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