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Monika Krause MSc PhD

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PositionSenior Lecturer
Department Sociology
Email m.krause (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7563
Monika Krause MSc PhD

Monika Krause joined the sociology department at Goldsmiths in 2011. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University and an MA in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics. Monika’s research addresses comparative questions about forms of expertise, professions, organization and fields of practice.  

Her book “The Good Project. Humanitarian Relief NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason” (Chicago University Press 2014) examines the shared space of humanitarian relief organizations. I

It won the British Sociological Association's Philip Abrams Memorial Prize and the Hodgkinson Book Award of the Association for research on Nonprofit Organizationad and Voluntary Action in 2015.  

Since October 2013, she is directing the ESRC-funded research project “Triaging Values”. This project examines how organizations that are committed to universal values, such as human rights organizations, conservation NGOs and Christian churches make decisions about how to allocate resources, and how to manage their commitments to specific causes, specific people and specific territorial units.

Monika is also interested in the history of the social sciences and in social theory; she is particularly interested in what we can learn from reflecting on patterns in knowledge-production in the history of the social sciences. 

Monika was a Poiesis Fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University and is a member of the Junior Fellows’ network at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF) at the University of Bielefeld.

Teaching

Monika convenes the MA in Human, Rights, Culture and Social Justice; she teaches the modules “Organising Human Rights” and “Researching Human Rights” and she organises the academic seminars accompanying students’ placements on this programme.

Areas of supervision

Global interventions, political sociology, sociology of culture, sociology of organizations, human rights and humanitarianism, knowledge and expertise, social theory.

Publications

Book

The Good Project. Humanitarian NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason
Krause, Monika. 2014. The Good Project. Humanitarian NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason. Chicago: Chicago University Press. ISBN 9780226131368

Edited Book

The University Against Itself The NYU Strike and the Future of the Academic Workplace
Krause, Monika; Nolan, Mary; Palm, Michael and Ross, Andrew, eds. 2008. The University Against Itself The NYU Strike and the Future of the Academic Workplace. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. ISBN The University Against Itself The NYU Strike and the Future of the Academic Workplace

Edited Journal

Special Issue on Knowledge in Practice
Benzecry, Caudio and Krause, Monika, eds. 2010. Special Issue on Knowledge in Practice.

Book Section

People need and want solidarities and social reproduction. An Interview with Craig Calhoun
Calhoun, Craig and Krause, Monika. 2013. People need and want solidarities and social reproduction. An Interview with Craig Calhoun. In: Richard Saskwa and Piotr Dutkiewicz, eds. 22 Ideas to Fix the World: Conversations with the World's Foremost Thinkers. New York University Press: New York, pp. 247-265. ISBN 1479860980

'People want and need solidarity and social reproduction' An Interview with Craig Calhoun
Calhoun, Craig and Krause, Monika. 2013. 'People want and need solidarity and social reproduction' An Interview with Craig Calhoun. In: Richard Saska and Piotr Dutkiewicz, eds. 22 Ideas to Fix the World Conversations with the World's Foremost Thinkers. New York: New York University Press, pp. 247-266. ISBN 9781479860982

Macht und Global Governance – Repräsentationsmacht und feldspezifische Logiken des Handelns von NRO im transnationalen Raum
Holzscheiter, Anna and Krause, Monika. 2013. Macht und Global Governance – Repräsentationsmacht und feldspezifische Logiken des Handelns von NRO im transnationalen Raum. In: Stephan Stetter, ed. Ordnung und Wandel in der Weltpolitik. Berlin: Leviathan, pp. 125-150. ISBN 978-3-8487-0001-1

Activists into Organizers. How to Work with your Colleagues to Build Power in Graduate School
Krause, Monika and Palm, Michael. 2008. Activists into Organizers. How to Work with your Colleagues to Build Power in Graduate School. In: Monika Krause; Mary Nolan; Michael Palm and Andrew Ross, eds. The University against Itself. The NYU Strike and the Future of the Academic Workplace. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp. 224-231. ISBN 978-1-59213-740-4

Introduction
Krause, Monika; Nolan, Mary; Palm, Michael and Ross, Andrew. 2008. Introduction. In: Monika Krause; Mary Nolan; Michael Palm and Andrew Ross, eds. The University against itself: The NYU Strike and the Future of the Academic Workplace. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp. 1-15. ISBN 1592137415

Practicing Authorship: The Case of Brecht’s Plays
Krause, Monika. 2007. Practicing Authorship: The Case of Brecht’s Plays. In: Craig Calhoun and Richard Sennett, eds. Practicing Culture. London: Routledge, pp. 215-231. ISBN 978-0-415-41250-6

The City and its Borders: Some implications of the globalization of migration control for urban social space
Krause, Monika. 2006. The City and its Borders: Some implications of the globalization of migration control for urban social space. In: Frank Eckart and Max Welch-Guerra, eds. The City and the Region. New York: Peter Lang, 159--169. ISBN 978-3-631-52084-0

Comparative Research: Beyond Linear-Causal Explanation
Krause, Monika. Comparative Research: Beyond Linear-Causal Explanation. In: Joe Deville; Michael Guggenheim and Zuzana Hrdličková, eds. Practising Comparison. Logics. Relations, Collaborations. Manchester: Mattering Press.

Article

'Western Hegemony' in the Social Sciences: Fields and Model Systems
Krause, Monika. 2016. 'Western Hegemony' in the Social Sciences: Fields and Model Systems. Sociological Review, ISSN 0038-0261

Fielding Transnationalism: An Introduction
Go, Julian and Krause, Monika. 2016. Fielding Transnationalism: An Introduction. Sociological Review, ISSN 0038-0261

The Couch as a Laboratory? The Knowledge-Spaces of Psychoanalysis between the Sciences and the Professions
Krause, Monika and Guggenheim, Michael. 2013. The Couch as a Laboratory? The Knowledge-Spaces of Psychoanalysis between the Sciences and the Professions. European Journal of Sociology, 54(2), pp. 187-210. ISSN 0003-9756

Recombining micro/macro: The grammar of theoretical innovation
Krause, Monika. 2013. Recombining micro/macro: The grammar of theoretical innovation. European Journal of Social Theory, 16(2), pp. 139-152. ISSN 1368-4310

Reflexive Habits: Dating and rationalised conduct in New York and Berlin
Krause, Monika and Kowalski, Alexandra. 2013. Reflexive Habits: Dating and rationalised conduct in New York and Berlin. Sociological Review, pp. 21-40.

The Ruralization of the World
Krause, Monika. 2013. The Ruralization of the World. Public Culture, 25(2), pp. 233-248.

How facts travel: The model systems of sociology
Guggenheim, Michael and Krause, Monika. 2012. How facts travel: The model systems of sociology. Poetics, 40(2), pp. 101-117. ISSN 0304-422X

How facts travel: The model systems of sociology
Guggenheim, Michael and Krause, Monika. 2012. How facts travel: The model systems of sociology. Poetics, 40, pp. 101-117.

Reporting and the Transformations of the Journalistic Field: US news media, 1890-2000
Krause, Monika. 2011. Reporting and the Transformations of the Journalistic Field: US news media, 1890-2000. Media, Culture & Society, 33(1), pp. 89-104. ISSN 0163-4437

Accounting for State Intervention: The Social Histories of “Beneficiaries”
Krause, Monika. 2010. Accounting for State Intervention: The Social Histories of “Beneficiaries”. Qualitative Sociology, 33(4), pp. 533-547. ISSN 0162-0436

How Do they Know? Practicing Knowledge in Comparative Perspective
Benzecry, Claudio and Krause, Monika. 2010. How Do they Know? Practicing Knowledge in Comparative Perspective. Qualitative Sociology, 33(4), pp. 415-422. ISSN 0162-0436

Undocumented Migrants: An Arendtian Perspective
Krause, Monika. 2008. Undocumented Migrants: An Arendtian Perspective. European Journal of Political Theory, 7(3), pp. 331-348. ISSN 1474-8851

The Production of Counter-Publics and the Counter-Publics of Production
Krause, Monika. 2006. The Production of Counter-Publics and the Counter-Publics of Production. European Journal of Social Theory, 09(1), pp. 119-128.

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