Sienna R. Craig

Academic Appointments
  • 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

Connect with Us

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. 

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(603) 646-9356
Silsby, Room 403B
HB 6047




The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding


  • B.A. Brown University (1995)
  • M.A. Cornell University (2002)
  • Ph.D. Cornell University (2006)

Selected Publications

  • 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.

  • 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.

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