[ Affiliation ]

Centre de Recherches et d'Etudes Anthropologiques Faculté d'Anthropologie et de Sociologie Université Lumière Lyon 2 Campus Porte des Alpes, Bâtiment K 5, Avenue Pierre Mendès-France 69676 Bron Cedex, France

[ Publications ]

Edited journal issues

Kristina Tiedje, ed. "Ecocosmologies and 'Western' Epistemologies: Contestation, Conflict and Collaboration. Special Issue for the Journal of the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture. With contributions from K. Tiedje and L. Johnston, C. A. Claus, K. Boggs, E. Allison, P. Dominguez, and A. Regassa Debelo. 2017, Volume 11(2).

Kristina Tiedje and Jeffrey Snodgrass, eds., "Indigenous Religions and Environments: Intersections of Animism and Nature Conservation." Special Issue for the Journal of the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture. Contributors: M. Amster, N. Bird-David, L. Obadia, K. Pickering and B.Jewett, J. Snodgrass, and K. Tiedje. 2008 Volume 2(1).

Kristina Tiedje and Ekkehard Schröder, eds.: "Medizinethnologie "on the Move." Lebenswelten unter medizinanthropologischen Perspektiven" (Medical Anthropology "on the move": Anthropological Perspectives on Lifeworlds). Double Issue for Curare. Contributors: L. Albers, W. Bichmann, R. Brandl, C. Deimel, H. Jaeger, C. Kloepfer, B. Leistle, M. Vivod, K. Tiedje. 2007 Vol. 30(2+3).

Journal Articles

Tiedje, K and L.F. Johnston, Special Issue Introduction: Ecocosmologies and 'Western' Epistemologiews: Contestation, Conflict and Collaboration. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture Volume 2017, 11(2): 153-156.

Eton DT, Ridgeway JL, Egginton JS, Tiedje K, Linzer M, Boehm D, Poplau S, Ramalho de Oliveira D, Odell L, Montori VM, May CR, & Anderson RT. Finalizing a measurement framework for the burden of treatment in complex patients with chronic conditions. Patient Related Outcome Measures 2015:6-117-126, Published online 2015 Mar 27. doi: 10.2147/PROM.S78955.

Mark L. Wieland, Kristina Tiedje, Sonia Meiers, Ahmed A. Mohamed, Christine Formea, Jennifer L. Ridgeway, Gladys Asiedu, et al. "Perspectives on physical activity among immigrants and refugees to a small urban community in Minnesota." Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2015:17:263-275. DOI 10.1007/s10903-013-9917-2.

Kristina Tiedje and David J. Plevak. "Medical Humanitarianism in the United States: Alternative Healthcare, Spirituality and Political Advocacy in the Case of our Lady of Guadalupe Free Clinic." Social Science and Medicine Vol. 120, November 2014, pages 360-367. DOI information: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.05.018

Kristina Tiedje, Mark L Wieland, Sonja J Meiers, Ahmed A Mohamed, Christine M Formea, Jennifer L Ridgeway, Gladys B Asiedu, Ginny Boyum, Jennifer A Weis, Julie A Nigon, Christi A Patten and Irene G Sia: "A focus group study of healthy eating knowledge, practices, and barriers among adult and adolescent immigrants and refugees in the United States." International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014, 11:63, doi:10.1186/1479-5868-11-63.

Jennifer L. Ridgeway, Jason S. Eggington, Kristina Tiedje, Mark Linzer, Deborah Boehm, Sara Poplau, Djenane Ramalho de Oliveira, Laura Odell, Victor M. Montori, and David T. Eton. 2:"Factors that lesson the burden of treatment in complex patients with chronic conditions: A qualitative study." Patient Preference and Adherence 2014:8, 339-351.

Angelique B. Bouma, Kristina Tiedje, Sara Poplau, Deborah Boehm, Matthew J. Commers, Nilay Shah, Mark Linzer and Victor M. Montori: "Shared Decision-Making in a Safety Net: Where Do We Go From Here?" Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine March-April 2014, Vol 27(2):292-294.

Lauren Texter, Kristina Tiedje , Barbara Yawn. "Mexican and Somali Immigrant Breastfeeding Initiation and Counseling: A Qualitative Study of Practices." Minnesota Medicine 2013; December 2013:46-50.

K. Tiedje, N. D. Shippee , A. M. Johnson, P. M. Flynn, D. M. Finnie, J. T. Liesinger, C. R. May, M. E. Olson, J. L. Ridgeway, N. D. Shah, B. P. Yawn, V. M. Montori. 'They leave at least believing they had a part in the discussion': Understanding decision aid use and patient-clinician decision-making through qualitative research Patient Education and Counseling Vol. 93(1): 86-94, October 2013.

K. L. Ruud, A. Leblanc, R. J Mullan, L. J Pencille, K. Tiedje, M. E Branda, H. K Van Houten, S. Heim, M. Kurland, N. D   Shah, V. M Montori: "Lessons learned from the conduct of a multisite cluster-randomized trial of decision aids in rural and suburban primary care practices." Trials 2013. 14:267.

M. E Branda, A. LeBlanc, N. D Shah, K. Tiedje , K. Ruud, H. Van Houten, L. Pencille, M. Kurland, B. Yawn and V. M Montori. " Shared decision making for patients with type 2 patients: a randomized trial in primary care." BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13:301

A. LeBlanc, K. L Ruud, M. E Branda, K. Tiedje , K. R Boehmer, L. J Pencille, H. Van Houten, M. Matthews, N. D Shah, C. R May, B. P Yawn, V. M Montori. "The Impact of Decision Aids to Enhance Shared Decision Making for Diabetes (the DAD Study): Protocol of a Cluster Randomized Trial" BMC Health Services Research 2012, 12:130 

K. M. James, C. T. Cowl, J. C. Tilburt, P. S. Sinicrope, M. E. Robinson, K. R. Frimannsdottir, K. Tiedje, and B. A. Koenig. "Impact of direct-to-consumer predictive genomic testing on risk perception and worry among patients receiving routine care in a preventive health clinic." Mayo Clinic Proceedings October 2011, Vol. 86 Nr. 10: 933-940.

Kristina Tiedje. "Patrimonialisation et politisation de la cérémonie du Feu Nouveau : Du rituel au spectacle." In: Cahiers des Amériques Latines, 2010 Vol. 65:35-50, Special Issue: Tourisme patrimonial et sociétés locales en Amérique Latine edited by Maïté Boullosa, Magali Demanget and David Dumoulin.

Jeffrey Snodgrass and Kristina Tiedje. "Indigenous Nature Reverence and Conservation: Seven Ways of Transcending an Unnecessary Dichtomy" for the Journal of the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture. 2008 Vol.2(1): 6-29.

Kristina Tiedje. "Situating the Corn-Child: Articulating Animism and Conservation from a Nahua Perspective." Journal of the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture. 2008 Vol. 2(1): 93-115.

Kristina Tiedje and Ekkehard Schröder. "Medizinanthropologische Perspektiven zum Thema Lebenswelt in der deutschsprachigen Ethnologie." Curare. Journal for medical Anthropology. 2007 Vol. 30 (2+3):101-110.

Kristina Tiedje. "La question posée par les violences urbaines renvoie à l'idée de la nation, de l'identité nationale et de la citoyenneté." Études féminines Africaines. Special Issue: "Regards sur les discriminations ethniques," March 2008 (5): 59-67.

Kristina Tiedje. "The Politics of Eco-Social Well-Being in Nahua Society: Negotiating Lifeworlds through Indigenous Rights Claims." Curare. Journal for medical anthropology and transcultural psychiatry, 2007 Vol. 30 (2+3):121-130.

Kristina Tiedje. "The Promise of the Sacred for Conservation (and its Limits)." Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture. 2007 Vol. 1(3):124-138.

Kristina Tiedje. "Des politiques culturelles de la nature: Le cas des grottes du vent et de la fertilité au Mexique." Journal des Américanistes 2007 93(1): 201-221.

Kristina Tiedje. "Des modernités autres: L'équinoxe de printemps et la performance de la mexicanité." Socio-anthropologie 2006 17-18: 97-112.

Kristina Tiedje. "People, place, and politics in the Huasteca, Mexico." Anthropology Today 2005 21(4) :13-17.

Kristina Tiedje and Gonzalo Camacho Diaz. "La música del arpa entre los nahuas de la Huasteca. Simbolismo y aspectos performativos." Anales de Antropología 2005 39(2):131-163.  

Kristina Tiedje. "Par delà l'ethnicité: vers une citoyenneté culturelle latina." Parcours anthropologiques 2006 Volume 6: 65-77.

Kristina Tiedje. "Culture, mondialisation et médiatisation: Modernités parallèles au Mexique. " Parcours anthropologiques 2005 5 :53-58.

Kristina Tiedje. "Gender, Ethnic Identity, and Empowerment in Rural Grassroots-Development. An Outlook from the Huasteca." Urban Anthropology. Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development 2002 Vol. 31(3-4): 261-316.


Book chapters

Kristina Tiedje. Articulating Indigenous Ecologies: The Pastoral Indigena in the Huasteca. In: Church, Cosmovision and Environment, edited by Evan Berry and Rob Albro, NY: Routledge. Forthcoming.

Kristina Tiedje. Genero y cosmologia entre los nahuas potosinos. In: Nuevas coordenadas del territorio huasteco desde la historia, la arqueologia, el arte y los rituales. Agustin Avila and Jose Luis Plata Vasquez (coords.). SLP: COLSAN-CIESAS. Forthcoming.

Kristina Tiedje. "Cultura, cosmos y paisaje en las historias de los sabios entre los Nahuas potosinos: La narracion como artefacto cultural." In: Entre el despojo y la esperanza: El devenir de la Huasteca, Jesus Ruvalcaba Mercado y Sergio Eduardo Carranza (eds.). Mexico D.F: CIESAS. Forthcoming.

Kristina Tiedje and Gonzalo Camacho Díaz . "La música de arpa entre los nahuas: simbolismo y aspectos performativos", IN Anuschka van ´t Hooft y José Antonio Flores Farfán (eds.), Estudios de Lengua y Cultura nahua de la Huasteca, 2012, p.214-236. Barcelona/México, CCSYH-UASLP / Linguapax / CIGA-UNAM

Kristina Tiedje. "Le genre: introduction à une anthropologie du développement et de l'aide humanitaire." In: Introduction à l'anthropologie de l'aide humanitaire et du développement, edited by L. Atlani-Duault and L. Vidal, Paris: Armand Colin, 2009, Paris: Armand Colin, pp. 203-228.

Kristina Tiedje. "Que sucede con PROCEDE? The End of Land Restitution in Mexico" for the book The Rights and Wrongs of Land Restitution: 'Restoring What Was Ours' edited by Derick Fay and Deborah James, Taylor and Francis, 2009, pp.209-233.

Kristina Tiedje. "Curación y maleficio entre los nahuas potosinos." In: Curanderos y Medicina Tradicional en la Huasteca, edited by P. Gallardo, Mexico: CONACULTA, 2008. pp. 17-54.

Kristina Tiedje. "Mujeres Nahuas de La Huasteca: Negociaciones de etnicidad y género en una cooperativa rural." In: ¡Viva la Huasteca! Jóvenes Miradas sobre la Huasteca, edited by J. Ruvalcaba Mercado and J.M. Peréz Zevallos, Mexico: CIESAS, 2003.

Book reviews

Kristina Tiedje, Book review for Anthropos 2011. Book Review of Heilungslandschaften. Umgangsweisen mit Erkrankungen und Heilung bei den Cora in Jesus Maria, Mexiko, Viola Hörbst. Ethn. Studien Bd. 36, LIT, 2008.

Kristina Tiedje, Book review for Curare 2009, 32 (3+4) 207-8. Book review of Öko-Kosmologie--Die vielstimmige Widersprüchlichkeit Indioamerikas. Ressourcenkrisenmanagement am Beispiel der Nasa (Paez) von Tierradentro, Kolumbien , Josef Drexler, Ethnologische Studien Bd. 40, Berlin: LIT, 2009.

Kristina Tiedje, Book review for Polar 2009, 32(1). Book: The Logic of Environmentalism. Anthropology, Ecology, and Postcoloniality, Vassos Argyrou, NY: Berghahn Books, 2005.

Kristina Tiedje, Book review for L'Homme 2007, 183:235-236. Book: Dramas of Nationhood. The Politics of Television in Egypt, Lila Abu-Lughod, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Kristina Tiedje, Book review for American Anthropologist, September 2006, 108(3):557-558. Book: Au bonheur des autres: Anthropologie de l'aide humanitaire, Laetitia Atlani-Duault, Paris: Société d'Ethnologie, 2005.

Kristina Tiedje, Book review for L'Homme, 2005, 174: 288-290. Book: Perspectives on Las Américas. A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation, edited by Mathew G. Gutmann, Felix V. Matos Rodríguez, Lynn Stephen, & Patricia Zavella.   Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2003.






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My new edited journal issue on ecocosmologies and 'Western' epistemologies was just published online with Journal of the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture.


I also have three forthcoming book chapters on my research on religion and the environment in Mexico. I am currently working on a book manuscript on immigration and social suffering.