Christopher Zraunig

Christopher Zraunig

Christopher Zraunig is a third 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 examines the possibilities and constraints of LGBTQ+ diversity work and diversification efforts in geriatric settings in Berlin, Germany. Christopher’s guiding question in this project is, “How, precisely, is diversity done in practice, and what does diversity do in turn?” For this study he also draws on previous ethnographic work at Amsterdam University Medical Center, where he worked as a researcher on an interdisciplinary project on dementia.

Christopher holds a BA in Anthropology and a Msc in Social Science from the University of Amsterdam (2018), for which he conducted 4 months of ethnographic fieldwork among long-term survivors of HIV in New York City, investigating the multiplicity and indeterminacy of human-viral becomings.

Christopher’s current research has been supported by grants from the American Ethnological Society and the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities.