Kristina Grünenberg

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Kristina Grünenberg is an Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology, university of Copenhagen. Kristina has a background in migration studies and medical anthropology and did her longitudinal ethnographic fieldwork (1995-2006) among Bosnian refugees in Denmark, Bosnia and Croatia with a focus on constructions of home and belonging, including the meaning of materiality and artefacts. After her PhD. Kristina did research on Complementary and alternative treatment forms (CAM –kinesiology, reflexology, acupuncture) as well research on mindfulness. Kristina then moved on to studying ethnicity, diversity and urbanity in a Copenhagen neighbourhood, with a focus on the understandings, ideals and practices tied to the notions of “proper social relations” in a Danish context. In 2016 together with four colleagues, she was awarded funding for a research project on biometric technologies in a migration context; ‘The biometric Border world’, which resulted in her latest collaborative ethnographic monograph. Since 2019, Kristina has been in the collaborative project: “Sensing Old Age: Travelling technologies and the configurations of ageing in Denmark and Korea”. Her continued interest in exploring the configurations of home and belonging and their socio-material entanglements, through a combination of phenomenological, Science and Technology and more-than-human perspectives is the reason she is a member of this network.