- Dr Koreen Reece
- ERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
- G.3 22a Buccleuch Place Edinburgh UK EH8 9LN
- +44(0)131 650 6889
- Research Interests
- Kinship, Marriage, Care, Crisis, HIV and AIDS, Children and childhood, International development, Humanitarianism, NGOs, Social work, Botswana, Southern Africa
Koreen Reece is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017-2020) on the European Research Council-funded project, ‘A Global Anthropology of Transforming Marriage’ (PI Janet Carsten). She will be conducting research in Botswana from the summer of 2017.
Koreen completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2015. Her doctoral thesis – entitled An Ordinary Crisis? Kinship in Botswana’s Time of AIDS – examines the effects of the AIDS epidemic on families in Botswana, and the legacies of governmental and non-governmental initiatives launched in response. The thesis was awarded the Outstanding Thesis Award for Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science. She has since held a Fellowship in Ethnographic Writing at the University of Toronto (Scarborough) and a teaching fellowship at Edinburgh.
See more on Koreen's work at:
Forthcoming (2018) ‘“We are Seeing Things”: Recognition, Risk, and Reproducing Kinship in Botswana’s Time of AIDS.’ Africa.
(2016) ‘Introduction. Unfamiliar Edinburgh: Being and Becoming in the City.’ Co-authored with Stephen McConnachie and John Harries. The Unfamiliar 6 (1): 9-13.
Forthcoming (2017) ‘Jean Hunleth’s Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia.’ Durham Centre for Medical Anthropology.
(2016) ‘Margaret Peacock’s Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War.’ Allegra Laboratory. Published online 18/08/2016.
Invited Seminars and Symposia
2017 ‘Love these Days: Recognition, Risk, and Reproducing Kinship in Botswana’s Time of AIDS’, Institut für Ethnologie at Universität Hamburg (April)
‘An Ordinary Crisis? Care, Conflict and Kinship in Botswana’s Time of AIDS’, Cambridge Africa Research Forum (March)
2016 ‘Telling Family, Telling AIDS: Kinship and Narratives of Crisis in Botswana’, University of Toronto, Scarborough – Centre for Ethnographic Writing (October)
‘Who Cares?: A Symposium on Care in Medical Anthropology’ –discussant, University of Edinburgh, Medical Anthropology Symposium (May)
2015 ‘An Ordinary Crisis? Care, Conflict and Kinship in Botswana’s Time of AIDS', University of Edinburgh, Dept. of Social Anthropology Seminar (October 23)
‘An Ordinary Crisis? Care, Conflict and Kinship in Botswana’s Time of AIDS', Brunel University, Dept. of Social Anthropology Seminar (October 20)
Papers and Panels
2016 Panel: Kinship and Crisis (co-convenor); Paper: ‘A Familiar Crisis: Kinship and Intervention in Botswana’s Time of AIDS’. American Anthropology Assocn. Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, USA (Nov 16-20)
Panel: States of Care (co-convenor). African Studies Association UK Biennial Conference, Cambridge, UK (Sept. 7-9)
Panel: The Ethnographer’s Slip: Fail Again, Fail Better; Paper: ‘Telling Families, Telling AIDS: Kinship and Narratives of Crisis in Botswana’ (for From Words to Life-Worlds: Reassessing the Role of Narratives in Contexts of Crisis). Assoc. of Social Anthropologists (UK) Annual Conference, Durham, UK (July 4-7)
Panel: The Dark Side of Care; Paper: ‘The Dark Side of Care’. Association of Anthropology in Ireland Conference – Caring Cultures, Cultures of Care, Maynooth, Ireland (March 14-16)
2015 Paper: ‘In One’s Blood? Refiguring Kinship in Botswana’s Time of AIDS’ (for ‘What’s Blood Got to Do With It? 2.0’, organised by Prof. Sarah Franklin). American Anthropological Association Conference, Denver, USA (Nov. 18-22)
Panel: Ordinary Crisis: Kinship and Other Relations of Conflict; Paper: ‘The Ordinary Crisis of Kinship in Botswana’s Time of AIDS’. Assoc. of Social Anthropologists (UK) Annual Conference, Exeter, UK (April 13-16)
2014 Panel discussant: Community, Belonging and Sentiment: Is to Belong to be a Moral Person?. Assoc. of Social Anthropologists (UK) Decennial Conference, Edinburgh, UK (June 19-22)