Sienna Radha Craig

Academic Appointments
  • Associate 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 also particularly engaged in work on women's and children's health and critical engagements with 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

  • 2019. Letters for Mother. Book 2.0 9 (1-2): 142-149.

  • 2019. Narrating Disaster through Participatory Research: Responding to Post-Earthquake Nepal. G. Childs, S.R. Craig, D. N. Dhakal, M. Donohue, K. Hildebrandt. Collaborative Anthropologies 10 (1-2): 207-236.

  • 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.

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