Dr. Patrice Ladwig, 2016-2021

Curriculum Vitae

Patrice Ladwig studied social anthropology and sociology, and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He worked at the University of Bristol, the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, and was Visiting Professor at the University of Zürich and the University of Hamburg. His work focuses on the anthropology of Buddhism (Laos and Thailand), death and funeral cultures, colonialism, the link of religion to communist movements, and general social theory. At the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, he was First Principal Investigator in a project on Buddhist law funded by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation in Buddhist Studies. Since 2018, he has carried out research on economic modernization, religion, and ethics in the context of the Max Planck-Cambridge Centre for the Study of Ethics, Human Economy, and Social Change.

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