Dr. des. Pascale Schild

Peace for Kashmir? Transnational civilian peacebuilding across the Line of Control

Postal Address
Universität Bern
WBKolleg / IPN
Muesmattstrasse 45
3012 Bern

Pascale Schild | HS 2018

Pascale Schild studied social anthropology and science of religion at the University of Bern and holds a PhD in social and cultural anthropology from the LMU Munich with a thesis on reconstruction after the earthquake in northeast Pakistan and Azad Kashmir. Based on ethnographic research in the city of Muzaffarabad, her thesis examines the social and political implications of state reconstruction policies and bureaucracy for the local population. 

In her postdoctoral project she explores transnational peace initiatives for disputed and divided Kashmir between Pakistan and India. Following these initiatives to social and political contexts and locations in England, Kashmir, India and Pakistan, she examines the mutual and contentious relations, ideas and practices of the various international organisations and Kashmiri interest groups involved. 

Title Dissertation

Zwischen Zerstörung, Wiederaufbau und Politik. Familien und ihre Häuser nach dem Erdbeben in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kaschmir

Research Project

Peace for Kashmir? Transnational civilian peacebuilding across the Line of Control

Research Foci

Politics, anthropology of the state, bureaucracies, transnationalism, peace, democracy, governmentality, South Asia (Pakistan and Kashmir)