Curriculum Vitae

SIENNA RADHA CRAIG

Address: Department of AnthropologyHB 6047 Silsby Hall
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755 USA
Telephone: 603/ 646-9356
Fax: 603/ 646-1140
Email: sienna.r.craig@dartmouth.edu
Website: www.siennacraig.com


EDUCATION

2006 Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Dissertation Title: On the ‘Science of Healing’: Efficacy and the Metamorphosis of Tibetan Medicine.
Supervisors: David Holmberg, Davydd Greenwood, Viranjini Munasinghe, Vincanne Adams, external member (UC SF-Berkeley program in Medical Anthropology)
2002 MA, Cultural Anthropology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1995 BA, Religious Studies, Brown University, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
1993 School for International Training, College Semester Abroad – Nepal


CURRENT APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS

2012 – present Dartmouth College, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
2012 – present Himalaya: Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, Co-Editor
2012 – 2013 Geisel Medical School at Dartmouth, Ethics and Medical Humanities Working Group Member. Participant in medical school curriculum redesign process.
2006 – 2012 Dartmouth College, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
2009 International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (IASTAM), Vice President – Himalayas Desk
2007 OneHEART Worldwide, Board Member and Chair of Medical Advisory Board of non-profit organization dedicated to improving maternal and neonatal health in Tibetan areas of China and Nepal (www.oneheartworld-wide.org).
2006 Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, Executive Council Member
2004 French Institute of Pondicherry, Medicine and Societies in South Asia, Affiliated Scholar
2001 Himalayan Amchi Association, Kathmandu, Nepal, Advisor
1998 Drokpa, Chief Executive Officer of nonprofit organization that partners with communities in the Himalaya and Central Asia to implement grassroots development and cultivate social entrepreneurship (www.drokpa.org).


PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS

2010 – 2011 Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center / New Hampshire Hospital Association, Qualitative Research Consultant and Medical Anthropologist, New Hampshire State Hand Hygiene Project, PI: Katherine Kirkland, MD. Position also involves mentoring undergraduate research assistants.
2009 ARD, Inc., Consultant to evaluate United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded community development, public health, and cultural preservation initiatives in Tibetan areas of China.
2008 – 2012 World Health Organization / Gates Foundation / Institute of Pediatric Innovation, Co-Investigator with Lisa V. Adams, MD on Grant: “Determining Patient and Provider Preferences to Guide Optimal Development of Pediatric Formulations.” Project includes primary and secondary research and qualitative data collection protocol development for large-scale survey on pediatric medicines in Tanzania and Ghana. PI: Stephen P. Spielberg, MD, PhD.
2007-2010 United Nations Development Committee Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Small Grant Programme, Grant Author and Research Collaborator on Grant No. NEP/OP3/2/07/10. “Conservation, Cultivation and Sustainable Utilization of Medicinal Plants: Integrating Amchis’ Traditional Environmental Knowledge and Practices with Community-based Biodiversity Conservation, Sustainable Livelihoods, and Culturally Appropriate Health Care in Mustang District, Nepal.” Grant submitted on behalf of the Himalayan Amchi Association, which serves as chief implementation agency.
2004 – 2006 Center for Disease Control (CDC), Consultant and Medical Anthropologist on Grant No. TS1252 – Community-based Micronutrient consumption in Tibet (“TSAMPA Project”), Tibet Autonomous Region, China; PI: Timothy Dye, Ph.D.
2004 Winrock International, Washington DC, Consultant for development and review of proposal submitted to USAID based on an RFA for a joint conservation and development initiative in Tibetan areas of Sichuan Province, PRC. (Grant was awarded to Winrock.)
2002 – 2004 National Institutes of Health (NIH/NICHD) and the Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health, Research Coordinator and Medical Anthropologist on Research Grant: “A self-sustaining perinatal care system for Tibet” and “Clinical trial of Zhi Byed 11, a Tibetan medicine, with Misoprostol for prevention of postpartum hemorrhage,” Lhasa, TAR, PRC; PIs: Dr. Michael Varner, MD and Dr. Suellen Miller, Ph.D., CNM.
1996-97 International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Research Assistant, Mountain and Natural Resources Division, Kathmandu, Nepal.


FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH GRANTS

2012-2015 National Science Foundation, Division of Biological AnthropologyGenetics and the Fertility of Tibetan women at high altitude in Nepal. PI: Cynthia Beall (Case Western Reserve); Co-PIs: Sienna R. Craig and Geoff Childs (Washington University-St. Louis).
2012-13 The Ethics Institute, Dartmouth CollegeFaculty Fellow
2012-13 Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and Social Sciences and Claire Garber Goodman Fund, Dartmouth CollegeFaculty Research Grant to support the project Genes and the fertility of Tibetan women at high altitude in Nepal: Biocultural Perspectives on Reproduction and Social Change, co founded by the National Science Foundation, as per above.
2011 John S. Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth CollegeFaculty Research Grant to support ethnography conducted in conjunction with the workshop “Producing Efficacious Medicines: Quality, Potency, Lineage and Efficacious Knowledge,” December 2011, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2010 – 2013 Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological ResearchInternational Collaborative Research Grant (ICRG) for work on production, clinical evaluation, and globalization of Tibetan pharmaceuticals, in cooperation with the Arura Group, Qinghai Province, PRC.
2009 – 2010 Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and Social Sciences, Dartmouth CollegeWeiss Family Faculty Research/Conference Grant. Support for a panel at the VIIth Congress of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine, Thimphu, Bhutan, September 5-11, 2009.
2009 – 2010 Dean of Faculty, Dartmouth College
2008 Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and Social Sciences, Dartmouth CollegeFaculty Research Grant focused on professionalization and social change among Tibetan medicine practitioners in Nepal
2008 – 2013 Shelly and Donald Rubin FoundationHimalayan Undergraduate Studies Grant. Author of five-year renewable grant awarded to Dartmouth College to augment curricular and extracurricular activities related to the greater Himalayan region, both on and off campus.
2007 John S. Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth CollegeFaculty Research Grant focused on the standardization and commoditization of Tibetan medicines in China.
2006 Claire Garber Goodman Fund, Anthropology Department, Dartmouth CollegeSuccessive Faculty Research Grants focused on the standardization and commoditization of Tibetan medicines; professionalization and social change among Tibetan medicine practitioners; clinical practice and illness narratives; and preparation of related publications.
2004 Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Dissertation Research Grant
2002 – 2003 Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship
2002 Fulbright-Hays/US Dept of Education Dissertation Research Fellowship (declined)
2001 Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University Research Travel Grant
2000 National Science Foundation Graduate Studies Fellowship (three years of support)
2000 Jacob K. Javits Foundation Graduate Studies Fellowship (declined)
1995 – 1996 Institute for International Education / Fulbright Commission – Fulbright Scholar in Nepal


AWARDS AND HONORS

2012 C. Troy Shaver Class of 1969 Fellowship, Dartmouth CollegeAwarded to a newly tenured faculty member to recognize and reward younger members of the faculty whose teaching is true to the highest standards of Dartmouth’s educational mission and whose scholarly or creative activities contribute significantly to the advancement of their respective disciplines.
2010 Society for Applied Anthropology, elected as a Fellow
2009 International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) Book Prize, August 2009, awarded to L. Pordié, ed.  The World of Tibetan Medicine: Contemporary Trends in the Politics of Medical Knowledge and Practice,London: Routledge.My work is included in this volume. ICAS is based in Leiden, Netherlands, and awards this highly competitive prize biannually.
2006 Society for Medical Anthropology POLGAR Award for Best Medical Anthropology Article – Adams, Miller, Craig, et al. (2005)
2002 US Dept. of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship, Cornell University – Tibetan language
2002 US Dept. of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship, Cornell University – Nepali language
1999 US Dept. of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship, Cornell University – Nepali language


BOOKS

In Preparation Medicine in the Mountains: Engaging in Health-Development Work in Asia’s High Altitude Regions. S. Craig and K. Bauer. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England. Under contract, manuscript submission date: Summer 2013.
2012 Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine. Berkeley: University of California Press.
2012 Clinical Research on Tibetan Medicine: Challenges and Points of Consensus. C. Witt, S. Craig and M. Cumuo, eds. Berlin: CVC/Essen, with support from Hans-Görtz-Stiftungsinstitut.
2010 Studies of Medical Pluralism in Tibetan History and Society: Proceedings from the XIth International Association of Tibetan Studies Meetings. S. Craig, M. Cuomo, F. Garrett, and M. Schrempf, eds. Bonn: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, Contributions to Research on Central Asia series.
2010 Medicine Between Science and Religion: Explorations on Tibetan Grounds. V. Adams, M. Schrempf, and S. Craig eds. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.
2008 Horses Like Lightning: A Story of Passage through the Himalayas.  Boston, MA: Wisdom Publications.


EDITOR – SPECIAL ISSUES OF JOURNALS

2010 [2011] Himalaya 30(1-2). Special issue on Development in Tibet: Land, Labor, and Social Policy in a Context of Rapid Transition. K. Bauer, G. Childs, S. Craig, and A. Fischer, eds.
2011 Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity 5(2). Special issue on Medicinal Plant Cultivation, Conservation and Commoditization in the Himalaya and Tibet. S. Craig and D. Glover, eds. Leiden: Brill.


PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Under Review Bitter Pills and Spoonfuls of Sugar: Qualitative Results and Health Care Delivery Implications of a National Survey of Administration Practices and Preferences for Pediatric Formulations in Tanzania. S. Craig, L.V. Adams, E.J. Mmbaga, H. Naburi, C. Nutt, T. Lahey, H. Kuhar, R. Kisenge, G.J. Noel, S.P. Spielberg. Submitted to Globalization and Health.
Under Review Children’s Medicines in Tanzania: A National Survey of Administration Practices and Preferences. L.V. Adams, S. Craig, E.J. Mmbaga, H. Naburi, T. Lahey, C. Nutt, R. Kisenge, G.J. Noel, S.P. Spielberg. Submitted to PLoS One.
2012 Social Suffering and Embodied Political Crisis. Cultural Anthropology, special “Hot Spots” online issue on self-immolations in Tibet, R. Litzinger and C. McGrannahan, eds. Online access: http://www.culanth.org/?q=node/526.
2011 Effectiveness of a sports-based HIV prevention intervention in the Dominican Republic: a quasi experimental study. Z.  Kaufman, RL Welsch, JD Erickson, S. Craig, L.V. Adams, D.A. Ross. AIDS Care  DOI:10.1080/09540121.2011.608789.
2011 Migration, Social Change, Health, and the Realm of the Possible: Women’s Stories from Nepal to New York. Anthropology and Humanism 36(2):193-214.
2010 [2011] “Not found in Tibetan Societies”: Culture, Childbirth, and a Politics of Life on the Roof of the World. Himalaya 30(1):46-60.
2011 Conservation, Cultivation, and Commodification of Medicinal Plants in the Greater Himalayan – Tibetan Plateau. S. Craig and D. Glover. Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity 5(2): 219-242, Leiden: Brill.
2011 “Good” Manufacturing by Whose Standards? Remaking Quality, Safety, and Value in the Production of Tibetan Pharmaceuticals. Anthropological Quarterly 84(2): 331-378.
2010 Taking the MINI to Mustang, Nepal: Methodological and Epistemological Translations of Illness Narrative Interviews. S. Craig, L. Chase, and T.N. Lama. Anthropology and Medicine 17(1): 1-26.
2009 Pediatric Therapeutics and Medicine Administration in Resource Poor Settings: A Review of Barriers and an Agenda for Interdisciplinary Approaches to Improving Outcomes. S. Craig, L.V. Adams, S. Spielberg, and B. Campbell. Social Science and Medicine 69: 1681-1690.
2008 [2009] Global Pharma in the Land of Snows: Tibetan Medicines and Identity Politics Across Nations, S. Craig and V. Adams. Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity 4(1): 1-28. Leiden: Brill.
2008 From Butter Tea to Pepsi: A Rapid Appraisal of Food Preferences, Procurement Sources, and Dietary Diversity in a Contemporary Tibetan Township. T. Dickerson, D. Fernandez, Topgyal, A. Samen, Geleg, Nyima, G. Pelto, S. Craig, T. Dye. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 47(1): 229-253.
2007 Informed Consent in Cross Cultural Perspective: The Case of Clinical Research in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), PRC. V. Adams, S. Miller, S. Craig. P.V. Le, et al. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 31:445-472.
2007 How to Make Consent Informed: Possible Lessons from Tibet. S. Miller, P.V. Le, S. Craig, V. Adams, C. Tudor, Sonam, Nyima, Droyoung, M. Cuomo, Lhakpen, and M. Varner. Hastings Review / IRB Ethics and Human Research, November – December issue, Pp. 7-14.
2007 Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes of Hospital Vaginal Deliveries in Tibet. S. Miller, C. Tudor, Nyima, V.R. Thorsten, Sonam, Droyoung, S. Craig, P. Le, L.L. Wright, M.W. Varner. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 98: 217-221.
2005 Having a Safe Delivery: Conflicting Views from Tibet. V. Adams, S. Miller, S. Craig, J. Chertow, A. Samen, M. Varner, Health Care for Women International, 26(9): 821-851.
2005 Challenges of Clinical Research in a Cross-Cultural Setting: Case Studies from Lhasa, Tibet. V. Adams, S. Miller, S. Craig, et al. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 19(3): 267-289.
2005 A Tale of Two Temples: Culture, Capital, and Community in Mustang, Nepal. European Bulletin of Himalayan Research, 27: 11-36.
2002 Place, Work, and Identity between Mustang, Nepal and New York City. Studies in Nepali History and Society 7(2): 355-403.


PEER REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTERS

In Press Tibetan Medicine in the World: From Asia to America and Beyond. Solicited chapter for the catalog of an upcoming Rubin Museum of Art exhibition “The Art of Tibetan Medicine” to be published by University of Washington Press.
In Press The Many Faces of a Teacher: Portrait of a Himalayan Healer. In L. Pordié and E. Simon, eds. Les neuveau guérisseurs comtemporains. Le néo-traditionalisme thérapeutique en biographies. Paris: Editions de l’EHESS, 12,000 words.
2012 White Paper: Clinical Research on Tibetan Medicine – Where do we stand and where should we go? C. Witt, S. Craig, B. Graz, M. Heinrich, H. Schwabl, and M. Schrempf. In C. Witt, ed. Clinical Research on Tibetan Medicine: Challenges and Points of Consensus. Berlin: CVC/Essen, with support from Hans-Görtz-Stiftungsinstitut.
2012 Clinical Research on a Tibetan Medicine versus a Western Medicine: Reflections on Research Design and Implementation. S. Craig and M. Cuomu. In C. Witt, ed. Clinical Research on Tibetan Medicine: Challenges and Points of Consensus. Berlin: CVC/Essen, with support from Hans-Görtz-Stiftungsinstitut.
2010 Tibetan Medicine at the Crossroads, S. Craig, F. Garrett, M. Schrempf, and M. Cuomo. In S. Craig, M. Cuomo, F. Garrett, and M. Schrempf, eds. Studies of Medical Pluralism in Tibetan History and Society: Proceedings from the 11th International Association of Tibetan Studies Meetings. Bonn: Institute of Tibetan and Central Asian Studies.
2010 From Empowerments to Power Calculations: Notes on Efficacy, Value, and Epistemology. In V. Adams, M. Schrempf, and S. Craig, eds. Medicine Between Science and Religion: Explorations on Tibetan Grounds, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.
2010 A gso ba rig pa Sensibility, V. Adams, M. Schrempf, and S. Craig. In V. Adams, M. Schrempf, and S. Craig, eds. Medicine Between Science and Religion: Explorations on Tibetan Grounds. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.
2009 Pregnancy and Childbirth in Tibet: Knowledge, Perspectives, and Practices. In H. Selin, ed. Childbirth Across Cultures, New York: Springer, Pp. 145-160.
2008 Place and Professionalization: Navigating Amchi Identity in Nepal. InL. Pordié, ed. The World of Tibetan Medicine: Contemporary Trends in the Politics of Medical Knowledge and Practice, London: Routledge, Pp. 62-90.
2007 A Crisis of Confidence: A Comparison Between Tibetan Medical Education in Nepal and Tibet. InM. Schrempf, ed. Soundings in Tibetan Medicine: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives. Proceedings from the 10th International Association of Tibetan Studies Meetings. Amsterdam: Brill, Pp. 127-154.
2007 Windhorses and Dharma Warriors: The religious, historical, and cultural significance of horse protection rituals in Mustang, Nepal. In S. Olsen, ed. Horses and Humans: Proceedings from International Symposium on Horse and Human Relationships, Oxford: British Archaeological Reports, Pp. 339-354.
2005 Himalayan Healers in Transition: Professionalization, Identity, and Conservation among practitioners of gso ba rig pa in Nepal. S. Craig and G. Bista, In Y. Thomas, M. Karki, K. Gurung, and D. Parajuli, eds. Himalayan Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Balancing Use and Conservation. Kathmandu: WWF Nepal Program, Pp. 411-434.
1998 Indigenous Veterinary Care in West Nepal. Proceedings from Second International Conference on Yak, Qinghai Academy of Sciences: People’s Republic of China.
1996 Pasture Management, Indigenous Veterinary Care, and the Role of the Horse in Mustang, Nepal. In D. Miller, S. Craig, and G. Rana, eds, Proceedings from Regional Expert Meeting on Rangelands and Pastoral Development, Kathmandu, Nepal.


BOOK REVIEWS, NON-REFEREED ARTICLES, AND REPORTS

2012 Review: The Inheritance of Change: Transmission and Practice of Tibetan Medicine in Ngamring by Theresia Hofer. Himalaya 32(1-2).
2012 Producing Efficacious Medicines: Notes on an Extraordinary Workshop. With C. Blaikie, T. Hofer, and B. Gerke. IASTAM Newsletter, Spring 2012 Issue.
2010 Reflection on the 7th Congress of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (IASTAM). Himalaya 29(1-2): 88-91.
2010 Review: Essentials of Tibetan Traditional Medicine by Thinley Gyatso and Chris Hakim. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 133: 248-250.
2010 Review: The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama by Thomas Laird. Himalaya 27(1-2).
2009 Review: Their Footprints Remain: Biomedical Beginnings across the Indo-Tibetan Frontier by Alex McKay, Social History of Medicine. 22:663-664.
2009 Review: Precious Pills: Medicine and Social Change among Tibetan Refugees in India by Audrey Prost. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 33(4): 643-647.
2008 Authenticity, Best Practice, and the Evidence Mosaic: The Challenge of Integrating Traditional East Asian Medicines into Western Health Care. Proceedings from the IASTAM-Wellcome Trust conference, compiled by V. Scheid. Complementary Therapies in Medicine (16):107-110.
2004 Tibetan Medicine in Contemporary Tibet: Health and Health Care, vol. 2. London: Tibet Information Network.
1996 Traditional Doctors and Medicinal Plants in Shey Phoksundo National Park. S. Craig and Tshampa Ngawang, WWF Report Series, October issue.


CREATIVE WRITING

2012 Tse Go La: At the Threshold of this Life. This work combines a series of my poems with traditional court songs from Mustang, Nepal, composed for combined choruses and chamber orchestra by Andrea Clearfield. Co-commissioned by the Mendelssohn Club and the Pennsylvania Girl Choir for premiere with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on April, 29 2012.
2010 A Sacred Geography: Sonnets of Tibet and the Himalaya. Anthropology and Humanism, 35(2): 240-247.
2009 [2004] Clear Sky, Red Earth: A Himalayan Story, with illustrations by Tenzin Norbu Lama Kathmandu: Mera Publications.
2005 A Sacred Geography: Sonnets of Tibetan and Himalayan Landscape. Simplemente Maria Press: Santa Barbara, CA. Limited edition artists book which featured my poetry.


JOURNALISM / EDITORIAL

2012 Books are Made through Conversations. Library Muse, the Dartmouth Library Blog. Url: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~libraryblog/?p=2290
2012 Monsoon in the Rainshadow and Where Horses Grow Swift, Interview by Kunda Dixit. Nepali Times Issue 621, 7 September, 2012. Url: http://www.nepalitimes.com/issue/2012/09/07/Nation/19611#.ULJQ1IV1HXU
2010 Not a Hidden Kingdom (Op-Ed). The Kathmandu Post, September 15, 2010.
2004 Selling Shangri La: Tibetan Medicine from Lhasa and Beyond, Emirates In-Flight Magazine, November issue.
2004 With One Heart: Culture, Medicine, and the Survival of Tibetans. The Explorer’s Journal, Spring Issue.
2003 SARS on the Roof of the World. The Explorer’s Journal, Summer Issue.
2000 Ruminations on a Road. Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Fall Issue.
2000 Saving Tibet’s Children. Shambhala Sun, Summer Issue.
1998 Portrait of a Himalayan Healer. The Explorer’s Journal, Fall Issue.
1998 Riding in the Rain Shadow. Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Winter Issue.Wind, Blood, Fire: A Glimpse at Mustang’s Equine Traditions. Mustang Sandesh.


EXHIBITIONS

2011 Traditions Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, January 22 – March 31, 2010. Assisted in bringing this exhibit to Dartmouth from the Rubin Museum of Art (NYC), and in organizing curricular activities connected with the exhibition, including a Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala ritual, gallery talks and lectures.
2006 A Sacred Geography andMani Wall. The Fowler Museum, University of California at Los Angeles, Westwood, CA, June 10 – September 10, 2006.Poetry featured in the exhibition, which was concurrent with The Missing Peace Project: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama.