Associate Professor of Anthropology
Departments and Programs
Hinman Box: HB 6047
Medical/cultural anthropology; social studies of science and medicine; global health; women’s health; international development studies; applied and action research; professionalization, expertise, and knowledge transmission; nationalism, ethnicity, and identity; diaspora, exile, and displacement; South and East Asia (Nepal, greater Himalaya, Tibetan areas of China); ethnographic writing
Selected Books and Edited Volumes
In Preparation Medicine in the Mountains: Environment, Development, and Health in High Asian Communities. S. Craig and K. Bauer. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England. Under contract, manuscript submission date: January 2013.
2012 Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine. Berkeley: University of California Press.
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.
2010 Medicine Between Science and Religion: Explorations on Tibetan Grounds. V. Adams, M. Schrempf, and S. Craig eds. London and New York: Berghahn Books.
2008 Horses Like Lightning: A Story of Passage through the Himalayas . Boston, MA: Wisdom Publications.
Selected Journal Articles
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 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.
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.
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. Amsterdam: Brill.
2012-2015 Genes, Fertility, and Reproductive Histories of Ethnically Tibetan Women in Nepal,a research project in collaboration with Prof. Cynthia Beall (Case Western Reserve University) and Assoc. Prof. Geoff Childs (Washington University- St. Louis), funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation
2010-2013 “Tibetan Medicine between Local and Global Worlds: Commodification, Standardization, and Clinical Use,” a research project in Qinghai Province, China and the US funded by a grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
20122017 Co-Editor of Himalaya , the journal of the Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS).
2010 – 2011 Qualitative Research Consultant and Medical Anthropologist on New Hampshire State Hand Hygiene Project, in collaboration with Dr. Kathryn Kirkland, MD. A project supported by Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center / New Hampshire Hospital Association.
2007 – present OneHEART Worldwide , Medical Advisory Board Member and Current Chair of Medical Advisory Board of non-profit organization dedicated to improving maternal and neonatal health in Tibetan areas of China and Nepal.
1998 – present Drokpa , Co-Founder of a small grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to supporting social entrepreneurship, community health, alternative energy and education in the Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau.