Sienna Craig Awarded Social Science Research Council Grant for COVID-19 Study

Dartmouth professor, Sienna Craig, in collaboration with anthropologists from several other institutions was awarded a competitive Social Science Research Council (SSR) grant to support the study of the COVID-19 pandemic experience among Himalayan New Yorkers. This project addresses the rapidly unfolding health, humanitarian, and socioeconomic crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic among communities of Himalayan New Yorkers who live and work at the epicenter of the current outbreak. Using daily auto-ethnographic video diaries, interviews, language mapping methodologies, and analysis of health messaging about Covid-19 from state, city, and community institutions as well as social media, this project responds to the SSRC call for research on how Covid-19 reflects social inequality and the uneven impacts across lines of race and ethnicity.

The Social Science Research Council, in partnership with the Henry Luce Foundation and with the support of the Wenner-Gren, Ford, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur, and William and Flora Hewlett Foundations, has awarded 62 Covid-19 Rapid-Response Grants for projects from across the social sciences and related fields that address the social, economic, cultural, psychological, and political impact of Covid-19 in the United States and globally, as well as responses to the pandemic's wide-ranging effects.

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