Sienna R. Craig

Academic Appointments
  • Orvil Dryfoos Professorship in Public Affairs

  • 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 global 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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(603) 646-9356
Silsby, Room 403B
HB 6047


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

Selected Publications

  • 2021 Art and Ethnographic Form in Dark Times: Revisiting Joy, Considering Suffering. Cultural Anthropology – Theorizing the Contemporary. Y. Stainova and S.R. Craig, eds., invited submission of ten original essays and an introduction by the editors.   

  • 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.

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