Christina F. Kreps

Professor and Chair

What I do

My current positions are: Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Director of Museum and Heritage Studies, and Museum of Anthropology


Museum Anthropology, Anthropology and Critical theory of museums, Indigenous and Decolonizing methodologies, cross-cultural and comparative museology, international cultural policy and development, Southeast Asia/Indonesia/Borneo

Professional Biography

Ph.D. 1994 Univ. of Oregon. Anthropology
M.A. 1988 Oregon. International Studies
B.A. 1981 Colorado College. Anthropology
born 1956 Muncie, IN


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Oregon
  • MA, International Studies, University of Oregon, 1988

Professional Affiliations

  • American Anthropological Association
  • Society for Applied Anthropology
  • American Alliance of Museums (formerly American Association of Museums)


I am currently conducting research and writing on religion and museums, focusing particularly on how sacred, ceremonial, an religious objects are treated in museums from a comparative and cross-cultural perspective. Using examples from my fieldwork Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the US.


  • "Staying with the Trouble" - Diversity and Universality
  • Intercultural Curation as a Model for Engaging Difference
  • Intercultural Curation and Engaging Difference
  • Promoting Museological Diversity as Cultural Diversity
  • Pragmatic Imagination and the New Museum Anthropology