Instructor

About

  • Role:

    Adjunct
  • Position:

    • Instructor
  • Concentration:

    • Biological Anthropology
  • Department:

    • Anthropology and Geography
  • Education:

    • M.A. in Anthropology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO B.A. in Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI B.A. in Women's Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Biography

Kristin's pursuit of anthropology dates back to a chance elective course in high school which prompted her subsequent studies in the field at both the University of Michigan and Colorado State University.  Her field school experience includes both ethnographic and forensic programs in Ireland and Albania, respectively.  She is particularly interested in the intersection of biological disease processes and the cultural experiences of sickness and health.  Her academic interests and activism are combined in her work with gender violence prevention and awareness efforts spanning the last decade; these include providing educational workshops and working on a crisis hotline as well as completing graduate research on the impact of sexual assault on college campuses. Kristin's love of working with undergraduates began when she was still an undergraduate herself working as a peer instructor and she has enjoyed teaching ever since.  She particularly loves working with students to improve their writing as well as working with them to apply the critical thinking skills gained through studying anthropology to whatever career path they choose. Kristin resides in northern Minnesota on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and loves canoeing and cross-country skiing.

Research

Health and well-being; public health; gender; gender violence

Courses

  • Anth 416, Gender, Culture, and Health