Christina 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

Specialization(s)

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

Degree(s)

  • 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)

Research

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.

Presentations

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.