Sienna R. Craig
Orvil Dryfoos Professorship in Public Affairs
Professor, Department of Anthropology
House Professor, South House
Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
The worlds of healing across culture, the meanings people ascribe to illness, and the social lives of medicines fascinate me. My work is also attuned to how people navigate processes of migration and social change. I am engaged in work on women's and children's health and global health. My research takes me to the Nepal Himalaya and Tibetan regions of China, as well as to diasporic communities from these regions now living in the United States.
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
- B.A. Brown University (1995)
- M.A. Cornell University (2002)
- Ph.D. Cornell University (2006)
2023 Transgression, Ransom, Cure. Medical Anthropology Quarterly. Peer reviewed essay in "Telling Stories from the Limits of Health and Medicine," a special issue edited by A. Neely and L. Meek. DOI: 10.1111/maq.12755.
2023 The Co-Production of Disasters: How the Nexus of Climate Change, Tourism, and COVID-19 Increases Socioeconomic Vulnerability in Mustang, Nepal. E. Amburgey, T.G. Gurung, Y.T. Gurung and S.R. Craig. Critical Asian Studies, 55:2, 211-234. https://doi.org/10.1080/14672715.2023.2174891
2023 Teacher – A Work of Flash Ethnography. Anthropology Now. 14(1-2): 136-139.
2022 Tibetan Medicine Production in Nepal: Industrial Aspirations, Cooperative Relations, and Precarious Production. C. Blaikie and S.R. Craig. In S. Kloos and C. Blaikie, eds. Asian Medical Industries: Contemporary Perspectives on Traditional Pharmaceuticals. London: Routledge, 253-279.