Elizabeth Krause

Machmer 205
B.J., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1984; M.A., Oregon State University, 1992; Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1999

Area(s) of Specialization:

Population politics, especially low fertility; cultural politics of race, gender and class, particularly as related to reproduction; social memory and historical anthropology; economic anthropology; global families; ethnography and writing culture; immigration; Italy and U.S.

Key Publications:


2018         Tight Knit: Global Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

2009         Unraveled: A Weaver’s Tale of Life Gone Modern. Berkeley: University of California Press. 

2005         A Crisis of Births: Population Politics and Family-Making in Italy. Case Studies on Contemporary Social Issues. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. 

Articles and Chapters

2018         Krause, Elizabeth L., and Massimo Bressan. Circulating Children, Underwriting Capitalism: Chinese Global Households and Italian Fast-Fashion. Current Anthropology 59(5): 572–595

2018         Gubrium, Aline C., and Elizabeth L. Krause. “Doing Your Life”: Narrative Intervention with Young Mothers as Storytellers. Human Organization 77(3): 214-227.

2018         Krause, Elizabeth L. Reproduction in Retrospective, Or What’s All the Fuss over Low Fertility? In International Handbook on Gender and Demographic Processes, Springer Series on Population, edited by Nancy E. Riley and Jan Brunson, 73–82. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

2017         Krause, Elizabeth L., and Massimo Bressan. Via Gramsci: Hegemony and Wars of Position in the Streets of Prato. International Gramsci Journal 2(3):31–66. Special issue on Gramsci and Anthropology: A “Round Trip.”

2017         Bressan, Massimo, and Elizabeth L. Krause. La cultural del controllo: Letture subaltern di un conflito urbano. Antropologia, December 2017: 131–151.

2016         Gubrium, Aline C., Alice Fiddian-Green, Kasey Jernigan, and Elizabeth L. Krause. Bodies As Evidence: Mapping New Terrain for Teen Pregnancy and Parenting. Global Public Health 11(5–6) 

2015         Krause, Elizabeth L. “Fistful of Tears”: Encounters with Transnational Affect, Chinese Immigrants and Italian Fast Fashion. Cambio 5(10): 27–40.  Special Issue on Work and Difference, edited by Massimo Bressan and Sebastiano Ceschi.

2015        Krause, Elizabeth L., and Silvia De Zordo. Ethnography and Biopolitics: Tracing “Rationalities” of Reproduction across the North-South Divide. Introduction to Reproduction and Biopolitics: Ethnographies of Governance, “Irrationality” and Resistance, Silvia De Zordo and Milena Marchesi, eds. Pp. 1–16. London: Routledge. [Reprint.]

2015        Krause, Elizabeth L. The Value of Money: A Fresh Glimpse of Globalization and the Case of Prato. Prato Storia & Arte 117 (June):100–110. Prato: Fondazione Cassa Risparmio di Prato.

2015        C. Marjorie Aelion, Aline Gubrium, Felicity Aulino, Elizabeth L. Krause, Thomas Leatherman. Bridging Graduate Education in Public Health and the Liberal Arts. American Journal of Public Health 105:S78-S82.

2014        Aline Gubrium, Elizabeth L. Krause, and Kasey Jernigan. Strategic Authenticity and Voice: New Ways of Seeing and Being Seen as Young Mothers through Digital Storytelling. Sexuality Research and Social Policy 11:337–347.

2014        Bressan, Massimo, and Elizabeth L. Krause. “Ho un luogo dove lavoro e un luogo dove abito.” Diversità e separazione in un distretto industriale in transizione (“I have a place where I work and a place where I live”: Diversity and Separation in an Industrial District in Transition), Mondi Migranti 8(1): 59–81.

2013        Krause, Elizabeth L. and Anurag Sharma. “Calling the Question”: The Politics of Time in a Time of Polarized Politics. Cambio 3(6): 13–26.