Sturm Hall, 2000 East Asbury Avenue Denver, CO 80208
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
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
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.
Areas of Research
Kreps, C. F. (2019). Museums and Anthropology in the Age of Engagement. London: Routledge.
Kreps, C. F. (2019). "Staying with the Trouble" - Diversity and Universality. International Council of Museums/ committee on ethnography. Kyoto, Japan: International Council of Museums.
Kreps, C. f. (2018). Intercultural Curation as a Model for Engaging Difference. Multiple Voices of a Colonised World. Vienna, Austria: Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity, and Heritage. European Union Creative Europe Program.
Kreps, C. F. (2019). Intercultural Curation and Engaging Difference. Chicago: Filed Museum Chicago.
Kreps, C. F. (2018). Promoting Museological Diversity as Cultural Diversity. Museums without Borders in the Circum-Pacific Region. Puebla, Mexico: UNESCO-Mexico.
Kreps, C. F. (2018). Pragmatic Imagination and the New Museum Anthropology. American Anthropological Association Annual Conference. San Jose, California: American Anthropological Association.