Sienna Radha Craig

Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

  • 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. 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
403B Silsby
HB 6047


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

Selected Publications

  • 2018. Exploring the Surgical Gaze through Literature and Art. K. Kirkland and S.R. Craig. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 319 (15): 1532-1534. URL:

  • 2018. Mustang in Black and White. Photographs by Kevin Bubriski, Text by Sienna Craig. Kathmandu: Vajra Publications.

  • 2018. Orality and Mobility: Documenting Himalayan Voices in New York City. N.T. Gurung, R. Perlin, D. Kaufman, M. Turin, S.R. Craig. Verge: Studies in Global Asia 4(2): 64-80.

  • 2018. Orienting to Medicine: Scripting Professionalism, Hierarchy, and Social Difference at the Start of Medical School. S.R. Craig, R. Scott, K. Blackwood. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry.

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