Ingrid Jordt

Associate Professor


PhD, Anthropology, Harvard University
BA, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

Courses Taught

Anthro 102 - Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
Anthro 193 - Freshman Seminar: The New American
Anthro 156 - Food and Culture
Anthro 250 - Women's Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Anthro 450 - Political Anthropology Family
Anthro 561 - Ethnographic Methods
Anthro 641 - Anthropology of Knowledge
Anthro 803 - Survey of Cultural Anthropology
Global 193 - Social Movements on the Internet


Processes of political legitimation, lay/monastic relations in Buddhist Burma, Buddhist meditation movements in Southeast Asia, ethnographic methods, social theory. Ingrid Jordt has conducted research in Burma since 1988.

Selected Publications

Jordt, I. (2013) Transnational Buddhism and the Transformation of Local Power in Thailand.Aulino, F. , Goheen, M. , & Tambiah, S. J.(Eds). Radical Egalitarianism: Local Realities, Global Relations. Fordham University Press.
Jordt, I. (2008) Turning over the bowl in Burma.Religion in the News, 10(3).
Jordt, I. (2007) With Patience We Can Endure: Public Space and Private Discourse Under Burmese Authoritarian Rule.Skidmore, M. , & Lawrence, P. (Eds). Women and the Contested State: Religion, Violence and Agency in South Asia, 188-208. University of Notre Dame Press.
Jordt, I. (2007) What is a ‘True Buddhist’: Meditation and the Formation of Knowledge Communities in Burma.Ethnology, 45(3), 193-208.
Jordt, I. (2005) Women’s Practices of Renunciation in the Age of Sásana Revival.Skidmore, M. (Ed). Burma at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century, 41-65. University of Hawaii Press.
Jordt, I. (2003) From Relations of Power to Relations of Authority: Epistemic Claims, Practices and Ideology in the Production of Burma’s Political Order.Social Analysis, 47(1), 65-76.
Jordt, I. (2003) The Social Organization of Intention: Sacred Giving and its Implications for Burma’s Political Economy.Research in Economic Anthropology, 22, 325-344.