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Sienna Craig is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. She is a medical anthropologist whose scholarship focuses on the study of Asian medicine(s) across local and global contexts; maternal and child health; global health and development; medical education and the production of medical knowledge in cross-cultural settings; migration and social change. Her latest book is Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine. In addition to co-editing HIMALAYA, she is the co-founder of Drokpa ( and serves on the medical advisory board of One Heart World-Wide.

Mark Turin is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the First Nations Languages Program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. An anthropologist, linguist and broadcaster, Turin’s research focuses on language endangerment and cultural diversity in the Himalayas and beyond. He is the founding director of two international and open access research collaborations: the Digital Himalaya Project and the World Oral Literature Project, and the co-editor of a new series entitled Himalaya Studies with the University Press of Kentucky.

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