Christopher Zraunig

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Christopher Zraunig

Christopher Zraunig is a fourth year PhD candidate working at the interface of medical anthropology, the anthropology of aging and care, queer theory, critical disability studies, and feminist studies of science and technology. His doctoral research project, titled “Queer Aging”, examines the possibilities and constraints of LGBTQ+ diversity work and diversification efforts in geriatric settings in New York City as well as Berlin, Germany. 

For his PhD project Christopher received the Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant. His project has also been supported by grants from the American Ethnological Society, the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, as well as PIIRS (Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies).

Christopher holds a BA in Anthropology and a MSc in Social Science from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, for which he conducted ethnographic fieldwork among long-term survivors of HIV in New York City, investigating the multiplicity and indeterminacy of human-viral becomings. Before coming to Princeton, Christopher worked as an ethnographic researcher at the Amsterdam University Medical Center on an interdisciplinary project on dementia care.