Tiedje, Kristina

kristina[at]ktiedje.com

Kristina Tiedje is a Research-Teaching Professor (Enseignant-Chercheur Titulaire) of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Université Lumière Lyon 2 in France. Her research is in medical and environmental anthropology. She was trained at the Université Lumière Lyon 2 for her undergraduate studies in sociology and ethnology and for her Master’s in ethnology (1998).

She was trained at the University of Oregon for her PhD (2004) in anthropology with a specialization in cultural anthropology. She also did a FYSSEN postdoctoral fellowship (2004-2005) at the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale (Paris, France) and a Research Fellowship (2008-2009) in Bioethics Research at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN USA). She joined the faculty at Lyon 2 in 2005 and received tenure in 2006. While on leave from Lyon 2, she has been a Visiting Scholar in Anthropology at the University of Minnesota and an affiliated research with the Mayo Clinic.

She currently conducts research in the field of medical anthropology with immigrant and refugees and other vulnerable populations in the United States. She is working on projects related to migrant suffering and resilience, alternative models of healthcare, and diet and physical activity among immigrants. Since 2008, she has been a Co-Investigator on several NIH funded research projects on doctor patient communication, shared decision-making, and burden of treatment. In addition, she keeps in touch with her earlier field in the Huasteca region in Mexico where she has conducted long-term fieldwork and continues to work with Nahuas and Teenek people on issues pertaining to religion and nature, healing and conservation.

Moreover, she serves on the editorial board of Curare. Journal for Medical Anthropology and of the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (JSRNC). She serves as secretary on the board of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture and is a member of the Advisory Board.

She has published and given presentations in four languages and is currently working on a book manuscript on migrant suffering and on several article manuscripts in medical and environmental anthropology, including a special issue on eco-spiritualities and western epistemologies for JSRNC.

 

Research Interests

Medical anthropology; immigrant health; health disparities; social suffering; shamanism; ritual healing; shared decision making; Normalization Process Theory (NPT)

 

Research Area(s)

Mexico; USA

 

Publications

Monographs and Edited Volumes

2008. (with Jeffrey Snodgrass) ‘Indigenous Religions and Environments: Intersections of Animism and Nature Conservation’. Journal of the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture 2008, Vol. 2(1), Contributors: M. Amster, N. Bird-David, L. Obadia, K. Pickering and B. Jewett, J. Snodgrass, and K. Tiedje.

2007. (with Ekkehard Schröder) ‘Medizinethnologie on the Move: Neue medizinanthropologische Perspektiven’. Curare. Journal for medical anthropology and transcultural psychiatry 2007, 30(2+3). Contributors: L. Albers, W. Bichmann, C. Deimel, H. Jaeger, C. Kloepfer, K. Tiedje, M. Vivod.

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

2013. (Mark L. Wieland, Kristina Tiedje, Sonia Meiers, Ahmed A. Mohamed, Christine Formea, Jennifer Ridgeway, Gladys Asiedu, Ginny Boyum, Jenny A. Weis, Julie A. Nigon, C. Patten, Irene G. Sia) ‘Perspectives on physical activity among immigrants and refugees to a small urban community in Minnesota’. In: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Accepted May 2013.

2013. (Kristina Tiedje, Nathan D. Shippee, Anna M. Johnson, Priscilla M. Flynn, Dawn M. Finnie, Juliette T. Liesinger, Carl R. May, Marianne E. Olson, Jennifer L. Ridgeway, Nilay D. Shah, Barbara P. Yawn, Victor M. Montori) ‘“They leave at least believing they had a part in the discussion”: Understanding decision aid use and patient–clinician decision-making through qualitative research’. Patient Education and Counseling, Article in press, corrected proof available online April 17, 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2013.03.013.

2012. (Kasey R Boehmer, Laurie J Pencille, Holly Van Houten, Marc Matthews, Nilay D Shah, Carl R May, Barbara P Yawn, Victor M Montori) ‘The Impact of Decision Aids to Enhance Shared Decision Making for Diabetes (the DAD Study): Protocol of a Cluster Randomized Trial’. In: BMC Health Services Research 2012, 12: 130. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-130 .

2011. (Katherine M. James, Clayton T. Cowl, Jon C. Tilburt, Pamela S. Sinicrope, Marguerite E. Robinson, Katrin R. Frimannsdottir, Kristina Tiedje, Barbara A. Koenig) ‘Impact of direct-to-consumer predictive genomic testing on risk perception and worry among patients receiving routine care in a preventive health clinic’. Mayo Clinic Proceedings October 2011, Vol. 86 Nr. 10: 933-940.

2010. ‘Patrimonialisation et politisation de la cérémonie du Feu Nouveau : Du rituel au spectacle’. In: Cahiers des Amériques Latines, 2010 Vol. 65: 35-50, Issue: Tourisme patrimonial et sociétés locales en Amérique Latine edited by Maïté Boullosa, Magali Demanget and David Dumoulin.

2008. (with Jeffrey Snodgrass) ‘Indigenous Nature Reverence and Conservation: Seven Ways of Transcending an Unnecessary Dichotomy’. In: Journal of the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture 2008 Vol. 2(1): 5-28.

2008. ‘Situating the Corn-Child: Articulating Animism and Conservation from a Nahua Perspective’. In: Journal of the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture (JSRNC) 2008 Vol. 2(1): 93-116.

2007. (with Ekkehard Schröder) ‘Medizinanthropologische Perspektiven zum Thema Lebenswelt in der deutschsprachigen Ethnologie. Einleitung zu Curare 30(2+3): Medizinethnologie on the Move’. In: Curare Journal for medical anthropology and transcultural psychiatry 2007 Vol. 30 (2+3): 101-110.

2007. ‘The Politics of Eco-Social Well-Being in Nahua Society: Negotiating Lifeworlds through Indigenous Rights Claims’. In: Curare Journal for medical anthropology and transcultural psychiatry 2007 Vol. 30 (2+3): 121-130.

2007. ‘The Promise of the Sacred for Conservation (and its Limits)’. In: Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture (JSRNC) 2007 Vol. 1(3): 124-138.

2007. ‘Les politiques culturelles de la nature au Mexique: Le cas de Grottes du Vent et de la Fertilité’. In: Journal des Américanistes 2007 Vol. 93 (1) : 201-221.

2006. ‘Des modernités autres: L’équinoxe de printemps et la performance de la mexicanité’. In: Socio-anthropologie 2006 Vol. 17-18: 97-112.

2005. ‘People, place, and politics in the Huasteca, Mexico’. In: Anthropology Today 2005 21(4): 13-17.

2005. (with Gonzalo Camacho) ‘La música del arpa entre los nahuas de la Huasteca. Simbolismo y aspectos performativos’. In: Anales de Antropología, 2005 39(2): 119-150.

Chapters in Edited Books

2012. (with Gonzalo Camacho) ‘La música del arpa entre los nahuas de la Huasteca. Simbolismo y aspectos performativos’. In: Nahuas in the Huasteca, Anuschka Van’t Hooft (eds.). Mexico: Ahuacatitla Press.

2009. ‘Le genre’. In: Atlani-Duault, L. and L. Vidal (eds): Introduction à l’anthropologie de l’aide humanitaire et du développement. pp. 203-228. Paris: Armand Colin.

2009. ‘Que sucede con PROCEDE? The End of Land Restitution in Mexico’. In: Fay, Derick and Deborah James (eds.): The Rights and Wrongs of Land Restitution: Restoring What Was Ours. pp. 209-233. Taylor and Francis.

2009. ‘Curación y maleficio entre los nahuas potosinos’. In: P. Gallardo (ed): Curanderos y Medicina Tradicional en la Huasteca. pp. 17-54. Mexico: CONACULTA.

2003. ‘Mujeres Nahuas de La Huasteca: Negociaciones de etnicidad y género en una cooperativa rural’. In: Ruvalcaba, J. and J.M. Peréz Z. (eds): ¡Viva la Huasteca! Jóvenes Miradas sobre la Huasteca. pp. 213-134. Mexico: CIESAS.

Other

Forschungsreihen

2008. ‘La question posée par les violences urbaines renvoie à l’idée de la nation, de l’identité nationale et de la citoyenneté’. Études féminines Africaines ‘Regards sur les discriminations ethniques’, March 2008 (5): 59-67.

2006. ‘Par-delà l’ethnicité: vers une citoyenneté culturelle Latina’. Parcours anthropologiques 2006 6: 65-77.

2005. ‘Culture, mondialisation et médiatisation: Modernités parallèles au Mexique’. Parcours anthropologiques 2005 5: 53-58.

Rezensionen

2009. Curare 2009, 34 (3+4). Book review of ‘Öko-Kosmologie—Die vielstimmige Widersprüchlichkeit Indioamerikas. Ressourcenkrisenmanagement am Beispiel der Nasa (Paez) von Tierradentro, Kolumbien, Josef Drexler’, Ethnologische Studien Bd. 40, Berlin: LIT, 2009

2009. Polar 2009, 32(1). Book review of ‘The Logic of Environmentalism. Anthropology, Ecology, and Postcoloniality, Vassos Argyrou’. NY: Berghahn Book, 2005.

2005. L’Homme 2007, 183. ‘Book review of Dramas of Nationhood. The Politics of Television in Egypt’, Lila Abu-Lughod, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2005.

2005. American Anthropologist, 2006, 108(3). Book review of ‘Au bonheur des autres: Anthropologie de l’aide humanitaire’, Laetitia Atlani-Duault, Paris: Société d’Ethnologie, 2005.

2005. L’Homme 2005, 174: 288-290. ‘Perspectives on Las Américas. A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation’, edited by Mathew G. Gutmann, Felix, V. Matos Rodríguez, Lynn Stephen, & Patricia Zavella. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2003.

 

Conference Presentations

2013. ‘Healthy Eating and Wellbeing among Somali, Cambodian, Mexican, and Sudanese Immigrants and Refugees in the U.S.: A Focus Group Study’. K. Tiedje, M. Wieland, S. Meiers et al. Session: ‘Non-governmental and community-based organizations’ role in refugee and immigrant health. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association Boston, MA, November 4.

2013. ‘Fragilités incorporées : Les effets sur la santé de “l’illégalité” des migrants mexicains aux USA’ Séminaire du CREA (Centre de Recherche et d’Etudes Anthropologiques), Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon, France, June 12.

2013. ‘Embodied Vulnerabilities: Health Affects of “Illegality” among Mexican Migrants’, Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Denver, CO, USA.

2013. ‘Indian Theology in Mexico: Toward A Political Ecology of the Sacred’. Annual Meeting of Political Ecology Society (PESO), held in conjunction with the Society for Applied Anthropology, Denver, CO, USA.

2012. ‘A Qualitative Study Normalizing Decision Aids in Chronic Disease Management’. K. Tiedje, N.Shippee, A. Johnson, et al., Minnesota 16th Annual Health Services Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

2012. ‘“I like my piece of pie”: Understanding Patients‘ Experiences of Diabetes Disease Management Work Through Qualitative Research’, K. Tiedje, N.Shippee, A. Johnson, et al. Minnesota 16th Annual Health Services Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

2012. ‘Understanding the Normalization of Decision Aids in Chronic Disease Management: A qualitative study of patients and clinicians in rural primary care practices’. K. Tiedje, N.Shippee, A. Johnson, et al., Second Annual Shared Decision Making Symposium, St. Louis. MI.

2011. ‘What does “culture” have to do with milk? Cultural Models and Early Breastfeeding Beliefs and Practices Among Somali and and Mexican Women in the United States’, K. Tiedje, Lauren Texter, Barbara Yawn, Annual Meeting Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde, Wien.

2009. ‘Processes of Appropriation, Translation, and Articulation in the Context of Conservation Politics’, for a panel on conservation politics, Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM.

2009. ‘Nahua Science/Western Science: Climate Change and Agency in the Huasteca’, Plenary Lecture at the ISSRNC Annual Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2009. ‘Nahua Science/Western Science: Local Perceptions of Climate Change in Mexico’, for a panel on climate change, Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM.

2008. ‘Views and Visions of Personalized Genomics: A Cultural Approach’. Annual Meeting American Society for Bioethics + Humanities Cleveland, OH.

2008. ‘Consumer Genomics at the Clinic’. Bioethics Research Forum, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA.

2008. ‘Direct-to-Consumer Predictive Genomics comes to the Clinic: Assessing Hopes and Challenges from an Ongoing Clinical Trial’. Medical Genetics Research Forum, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA.

2008. ‘Introduction: Transforming Political Ecology: Articulating Symbolic/Political/Technological Representations of Nature’. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2007. ‘Against Environmentalism? A Political Ecology of Conservation in the Eastern Sierra Madre (Mexico)’. Panel: Anthropology, Environmentalism and Justice: Exploring Interconnections, organized by Leslie Sponsel, Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington DC, USA.

Poster

2013. ‘Barriers and facilitators to physical activity among immigrants and refugees to a small urban community in Minnesota’, M. Wieland, K. Tiedje, S. Meiers et al., Poster Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine.