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Dr K. (Kristine) Krause

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
Photographer: Daniel Chorup

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: C5.08
Postal address
  • Postbus 15509
    1001 NA Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Kristine is a member of the Health, Care and the Body Research Group and part of the Long Term Care Partnership team.

    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.

    Kristine has written on transnational therapy networks, medical pluralism, transnational Pentecostalism, warehouse churches, political subjectivity and African diasporas based on research conducted in Ghana, UK and Germany. She is one of the founding editors of African Diaspora. Journal of Transnational Africa in a Global World (Brill). Next to her academic work, Kristine worked for years as an assistant to severely disabled people and in various other jobs. She thinks this made her a better researcher.

    So a summary of Kristine’s interests might be: political subjectivities and health, transnational care relations and therapy networks, the intersections of medicine, religion and technology, global Pentecostalism, urban diversity and space, transnational migration, African diasporas.

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  • Publications


    • Bradby, H., Green, G., Davison, C., & Krause, K. (2017). Is superdiversity a useful concept in European medical sociology? Frontiers in Sociology, 1, [17]. [details]
    • Raffaetà, R., Krause, K., Zanini, G., & Alex, G. (2017). Medical pluralism reloaded. L'Uomo Società Tradizione Sviluppo, 2017(1), 95-124. [details]


    • Krause, K., & van Dijk, R. (2016). Hodological Care among Ghanaian Pentecostals: De-diasporization and Belonging in Transnational Religious Networks. Diaspora. A Journal of Transnational Studies, 19(1), 97-115. [details]


    • Krause, K. (2015). Orientations: moral geographies in transnational Ghanaian pentecostal networks. In S. Coleman, & R. I. J. Hackett (Eds.), The anthropology of global pentecostalism and evangelicalism (pp. 75-92). New York, London: New York University Press. [details]


    • Green, G., Davison, C., Bradby, H., Krause, K., Morente Mejías, F., & Alex, G. (2014). Pathways to care: how superdiversity shapes the need for navigational assistance. Sociology of Health and Illness, 36(8), 1205-1219. [details]
    • Krause, K. (2014). Die Bedeutung von Lokalität für die Teilhabe an multiplen Öffentlichkeiten in einer transnationalen Pfingstkirche. In C. Schmitt, & A. Vonderau (Eds.), Transnationalität und Öffentlichkeit: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven (pp. 55-79). Bielefeld: Transcript. [details]
    • Krause, K. (2014). Pharmaceutical potentials: praying over medicines in Pentecostal healing. Ghana Studies, 15-16, 223-250. [details]
    • Krause, K. (2014). Space in Pentecostal healing practices among Ghanaian migrants in London. Medical Anthropology, 33(1), 37-51. [details]
    • Krause, K., Parkin, D., & Alex, G. (2014). Turning therapies: placing medical diversity. Medical Anthropology, 33(1), 1-5. [details]
    • Krause, K., Parkin, D., & Alex, G. (Eds.) (2014). Turning Therapies: Placing Medical Diversity. Medical Anthropology, 33(1).


    • Parkin, D. (Guest ed.), Krause, K. (Guest ed.), & Alex, G. (Guest ed.) (2013). Therapeutic crises, diversification and mainstreaming. Anthropology & Medicine, 20(2), 117-207.
    • Parkin, D., Krause, K., & Alex, G. (2013). Introduction to special issue: Therapeutic crises, diversification and mainstreaming: Peak or prolonged: the paradox of health crisis as subjective chronicity. Anthropology & Medicine, 20(2), 117-123. [details]
    • van der Geest, S. (Guest ed.), Krause, K. (Guest ed.), & Senah, K. A. (Guest ed.) (2013). Health and Health Care. Ghana Studies, 15/16. [details]
    • van der Geest, S., & Krause, K. (2013). Introduction: Studying Health and Health Care in Ghana. Ghana Studies, 15/16, 7-39. [details]


    • Krause, K. (2011). Cosmopolitan charismatics? Transnational ways of being and belonging and cosmopolitan moments in the religious practice of New Mission Churches. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 34(3), 419-435.
    • Krause, K., & Schramm, K. (2011). Thinking through political subjectivity. African Diaspora, 4(2), 115-134.
    • Krause, K., & Schramm, K. (Eds.) (2011). Thinking through Political Subjectivity. African Diaspora, 4(2).



    • Driessen, A., van der Klift, I., & Krause, K. (2017). Freedom in Dementia Care? On Becoming Better Bound to the Nursing Home. Etnofoor, 29(1), 29-41. [details]
    • Krause, K. (2017). Comments. Current Anthropology, 58(2), 150-152. [details]



    • Hüwelmeier, G., & Krause, K. (2010). Traveling spirits: migrants, markets and mobilities. (Routledge studies in anthropology). London: Routledge.



    • Krause, K., & Driessen, A. E. (2017). Soep doet goed! Werkplaatsen om samen te denken, te spreken... en te eten. In A-M. The, J. Pols, & R. Pool (Eds.), Goed leven met dementie: Dialoog tussen wetenschap en praktijk (pp. 85-89). Amsterdam: Ben Sajet Centrum. [details]
    • Pols, J., & Krause, K. (2017). Tot slot. In A-M. The, J. Pols, & R. Pool (Eds.), Goed leven met dementie: Dialoog tussen wetenschap en praktijk (pp. 90-91). Amsterdam: Ben Sajet Centrum. [details]
    • Vermeulen, L., Driessen, A., Lemos Dekker, N., Roding, E., Hoppe, S., van den Buuse, S., ... Pols, J. (2017). Goed leven met dementie, hoe doen we dat? In A-M. The, J. Pols, & R. Pool (Eds.), Goed leven met dementie: Dialoog tussen wetenschap en praktijk (pp. 14-19). Amsterdam: Ben Sajet Centrum. [details]


    • Bradby, H., & Krause, K. (2013). Medical Migration. Paper presented at Medical Migration Symposium, .

    Journal editor

    • Krause, K. (editor), Pols, A. J. (editor), Driessen, A. E. (editor) & Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (editor) (2018). Somatosphere (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • Krause, K. (speaker) (23-6-2014). Therapeutic itineraries and politics of belonging in the context of superdiversity, Superdiversity: Theory, Method and Practice, University of Birmingham.


    • Krause, K. (organiser) & Main, I. (organiser) (31-7-2014 - 3-8-2014). Collaboration, Intimacy & Revolution - innovation and continuity in an interconnected world, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University, Estonia. Conference Panel: Collaboration and intimacy in the politics of care work (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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