Kristina Tiedje is an anthropologist with research interests in cultural, medical, and environmental anthropology. She is an Associate Professor of Anthropology (Maître de Conférences, Enseignant-Chercheur Titulaire) at the University of Lyon 2 in France, currently on a leave of absence conducting reseahrcin the United States.
Dr. Tiedje’s research centers on health disparities and the cultural belieifs of health and disease in vulnerable populations and on religion and ecology and indigenous rights movements in Mexico and Latin America. She is currently working on a project centered health and human rights with Latino immigrants in the United States. She works in collaboration with Community Health Service Inc. and with Our Lady of Guadalupe Free Clinic in southern Minnesota.
Dr. Tiedje was trained at the University of Lyon 2 (M.A. 1998) in France, the University of Oregon (PhD 2004) in the U.S., and at the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale at the Collège de France in France (FYSSEN Postdoctoral Fellowship 2004-2005). During her field research in Mexico, Dr. Tiedje was a visiting researcher at the Centro de Investigaciones Superiories en Antropología Social (CIESAS) in Mexico City. In addition, she completed a Research Fellowship in Bioethics at the Mayo Clinic Rochester (2007-2008).