Sienna R. Craig

Academic Appointments
  • Professor, Department of Anthropology

  • House Professor, South House

  • Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program

  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

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

Selected Publications

  • 2021. Global Pandemic, Translocal Medicine: The COVID-19 Diaries of a Tibetan Physician in New York City. S.R. Craig, N.T. Gurung, R. Perlin, M. Daurio, D. Kaufman, and M. Turin. Asian Medicine 16: 58-88, special issue on the novel coronavirus and Asian medical responses.

  • 2021. Unsettling the American Dream: Mobility, Migration, and Precarity among Translocal Himalayan Communities during COVID-19. T. W. Gurung, E. Amburgy, and S.R. Craig. Development and Change. DOI: 10.1111/dech.12670. 

  • 2021. Healing Through History: A Qualitative Evaluation of a Social Medicine Consultation Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents. J. Bradley, D. Styren, A. Ward, J. Howe, S.R. Craig, and E. Cohen. BMC Medical Education 21(95): 1-9.

  • 2020. The Ends of Kinship: Connecting Himalayan Lives Between Nepal and New York. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press. 

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