Amy Krauss

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Amy Krauss is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Culture, Identity and Health in the Global Health Program at the Woodrow Wilson School Center for Health and Wellbeing. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Johns Hopkins University in August 2016. Dr. Krauss’ teaching and research interests include the anthropology of law and medicine, urban studies, and feminist and queer theory.  Her ethnographic research examines the juridical and institutional terrain of reproductive health in Mexico, where abortion has been legalized in Mexico City and is criminalized in all other states. Focusing on low-income women who travel to Mexico City to access legal clinics, her first book traces the politics of care that emerge across rivaling jurisdictions, public and private healthcare institutions, and feminist activist networks. Her research and writing has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in Women's Studies.