Carroll Dunham

In the era of mass extinction, medical anthropologist Carroll Dunham’s work relates to human entanglement with other species. She has lived and traveled extensively amongst indigenous nomadic communities of the Himalaya, India, Tibet, China and Mongolia. A lifelong student of Buddhism, Tibetan medicine and Himalayan medicinal plants, she is committed to amplifying indigenous voices and stewardship of fragile ecosystems. Based in Nepal for 30 years, she is currently co-founder of ATW 80 Fabrics Foundation, revitalizing vanishing textile traditions to reduce petroleum-fueled fast fashion. A storyteller at heart, Dunham has authored five books and produced over a dozen documentaries for National Geographic, PBS and BBC. As a Buddhist chaplain, she is passionate about resiliency and the human ability to thrive post-disasters.