Kristine Krause

Kristine Krause is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity where she co-ordinates the working group on Medical Diversity. Together with members from the working group, she is responsible for carrying out a comparative international pilot study on super-diversity and pathways to health. She is also developing new research on health sites as arenas of urban conviviality and on socio-cultural diversity in hospital settings.

Before commencing her work at the Institute, Krause worked as a research fellow in a project on transnational networks, religion and new migration that was funded by the DFG. The project was based at the, Department of European Ethnology at the Humboldt University in Berlin, where she has also taught as an associate lecturer.

Krause received her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford. Her thesis was based on fieldwork with migrants from Ghana in London and focused on what people do when they are sick and when and how they combine different therapeutic practices. For her MA in Social Anthropology and Religious Studies from the Free University in Berlin she conducted fieldwork in a psychiatric clinic and in Christian healing camps in Ghana. Her research interests include the intersections of medicine and religion, and the ways in which bodily conditions become the basis for political subjectivities. She has published on medical pluralism in Ghana, transnational Pentecostal networks, transnational therapy networks, diaspora and political subjectivity.

She is co-editor of African diaspora. Journal of Transnational Africa in a Global World