Muhammad Kavesh

Muhammad Kavesh

PhD Scholar


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P: 6125 8621
Room: 5234
Building: HC Coombs Building

Muhammad Kavesh is a PhD Candidate at the department of anthropology, School of Culture, History, and Language, Australian National University, Canberra. In his PhD project titled "Passion and Pleasure: Interspecies Intimacy in South Punjab, Pakistan," he is examining how animals are animating human lives in the Pakistani Punjab, and what human-animal relationships – as examined through different sporting activities (pigeon flying, cockfighting, and dogfighting) – can tell us about the transformation of Pakistani value system. His interest in human-animal relationships emerged from his Master’s ethnography (2009) on pigeon flyers in Pakistan. Since then he has co-authored three journal articles, one book chapter, and one book review on different issues related to Pakistani culture (in addition, one journal article, one book chapter, and one film review are coming out in 2017). He has also presented his research at five conferences in 2016, and organized a panel at the annual Australian Anthropological Society's conference (2016) on human-animal relationship with Dr. Natasha Fijn. Before commencing his PhD at the Australian National University, he has worked in different international non-government organisations in Islamabad for three years.

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