Sienna Radha Craig

  • 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 cultures, the meanings people ascribe to illness, and the social lives of medicines fascinate me. I am also deeply curious about how communities navigate processes of migration and social change. My research takes me to the Nepal Himalaya and Tibetan regions of China.

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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

  • 2017. Barriers to Tuberculosis Care Delivery among Miners and their Families in South Africa: An Ethnographic Study. LV. Adams, S.W. Grande, S.R. Craig, M.T. Partridge, N. Panth, V. Trump-Redd, M. Phalaste, A. Singo, K. Ntshekang, P. Osewe, A.G. Mulley. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 21(5): 571-578.

  • 2017. What is Anthropology? In What is …? In D. Rockmore, ed. A guided Tour of the Great Ideas of the Liberal Arts. Lebanon, NH: University of New England Press.

  • 2017    Ethnically Tibetan Women in Nepal with Low Hemoglobin Concentration Have Better Reproductive Outcomes. J.I. Cho, B. Basnyat, C. Jeong, A. DiRienzo, G. Childs, S.R. Craig, J. Sun, and C.M. Beall. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health 2017(1): 82-96. DOI:

  • 2016. Naming and Forgetting: Sowa Rigpa and the Recognition of Asian Medical Systems. S.R. Craig and B. Gerke. MedicineAnthropologyTheory. URL:

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