Kristine Krause is an anthropologist working at the intersections of political and medical anthropology, interested in subjectivities and health, citizenship and care.
At the University of Amsterdam she is a member of the Health, Care and the Body and the Long-term Care and Dementia Research Group. Together with Jeannette Pols she runs the Anthropology of Care Network.
In her current research she looks at care outsourcing within Europe, in which geographic discrepancies in cost and access are played off. Taking private care homes in Poland for elderly Germans as example, she analyses care as a social-material practice involving many different actors, driven by flows of people, and capital, but where family, state, and market remain influential.
In her previous research Kristine looked at transnational therapeutic networks, travelling spirits, circulating medicines and how both are related to spaces of care in the context of migration from Ghana to Europe. Another angle of her work looks at how therapeutic and care encounters provide interfaces of incorporation and articulations of political subjectivity.
Previously she worked at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Goettingen, coordinating a working group on medical diversity, and as a research fellow at the Humboldt University Berlin in a German Research Foundation funded project on transnational networks, religion and new migration.
Her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford with COMPAS (Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society) was based on long-term fieldwork with migrants from Ghana in London, focusing on how legal status and transnational networks play out in what people do when they are sick. Based on this research she developed a strong interest in how health is linked to political subjectivities and dealt with across national boundaries.
Since my arrival at the University of Amsterdam in 2014 I have been teaching various courses in the Research Master Social Science, Master Medical Anthropology and Sociology, Bachelor and Master MA Cultural Social Anthropology
I am honored to be part of the supervision team of the following PhD students:’
2014 - 2019 Annelieke Driessen: A Good Life with Dementia. Ethnographic articulations of everyday life and care in Ducth Nursing homes (with Jeannette Pols)
2014 – present Natashe Lemos Dekker: Good death and dementia (with Robert Pool and Anne-Mei The)
2014- present Susanne van der Buuse: Culture change in care institutions (with Robert Pool)
2015 - present Lisanne Claessens: Super Healthy Selves: young people and super foods (with Anita Hardon)
2017 - present Annekatrin Skeide: Configurations of Selves and Bodies in German Midwifery Care (with Jeanette Pols)
2017 - present Ashley Witcher: Bordercare of volunteers and helpers in the refugee crisis in Greece (with Barak Kalir and Rene Gerrets)
2017 – present Maja Langen-Farell: Diabetes at the Margins: Knowing Diabetes through Global Health and Local Practice (with Jeannette Pols, funded by NWO Research Talent Grant)
2017 - present Linda Musariri Chipatiso: Masculinities, migration, precarity in Johannesburg inner city (with Eileen Moyer)
2018 - present Leonie Dronkert: Access denied. How diagnostic categories work in negotiating care for people with learning disability (with Jeannette Pols, funded by NWO Research Talent Grant)