Krause’s fine-grained field studies illuminate important family processes, such as
the shift to lowest-low fertility among Italians, the formation of global households
among Chinese migrants, and the experiences of young parenting Latinas in Massachusetts.
Krause’s research areas include biopolitics of low fertility; social memory and
historical anthropology; economic anthropology; embodiment; ethnography and writing
culture; immigration; globalization; digital storytelling; Italy and United States 



[“Calling the Question”] The Politics of Time in a Time of Polarized Politics, Cambio (2013)

In this paper, we examine the role of time in shaping decision-making processes in a...



Sustainability 'Wars' in a New England Town (with Anurag Sharma), Futures (2012)

A research project into large group decision-making in a New England Town Meeting surprised us...



"They Just Happened": The Curious Case of the Unplanned Baby, Italian Low Fertility, and the ‘End’ of Rationality, Medical Anthropology Quarterly (2012)

Even in a country with super-low fertility rates, at least one-quarter of all babies are...




Unraveled: A Weaver's Tale of Life Gone Modern, University of California Press (2009)

Deftly bridging literary conventions, this compelling work exposes the cultural origins of a quiet revolution...



A Crisis of Births: Population Politics and Family-Making in Italy (2005)

This book tells the story of one society's remarkable experience when Italians in the late...




Carnival, a “Sold” Woman, and Wet Economies: Challenges of making peasants the subjects of history, Carnival King of Europe: Power, ritual and the people without history; in honor of Eric R. Wolf (1923-1999). (2009)

While conducting research on fertility decline and its historical and contemporary meanings, I came across...



Manifesto for Voice, Paper presented in the session Blurred Genres and the Search for Justice. Reviewed by the Society for Humanistic Anthropology. 106th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. (2007)