Keegan C. Krause

PhD Student, Biological and Medical Anthropology, Northwestern University

Keegan C. Krause, MPH, MA is a public health researcher and PhD student in biological and medical anthropology at Northwestern University. Keegan holds an MPH in global family health and an MA in Latin American Studies, both from the University of Arizona. Previously a K-12 teacher and community health educator, Keegan has worked in community-engaged and applied research contexts in the Southwest and Midwest regions of the United States, and in several contexts in Latin America and the Caribbean. Keegan’s research while at the University of Arizona focused on structural violence, im/migration, and occupational health in the Dominican Republic's tourism sector, and food security in the Sonora-Arizona borderlands. Keegan’s current research focuses on using biocultural and ecosocial frameworks of risk and resilience to understand how complex social and structural conditions are embodied during sensitive periods of human development, and manifest in health experiences through the lifecourse. Specifically, he places emphasis on adolescent stress and developmental health at intersections of globalization, cultural transitions, informal occupational settings, youth serving institutions, experiences with forced im/migration, documentation precarity, and militarized borders.