Mariangela Mihai Jordan
Mariangela Mihai Jordan is an anthropology and film PhD candidate. She received her BA in anthropology from Emory University in Atlanta, where she has also worked on issues of refugee political resettlement at the Emory Center for Ethics and the International Rescue Committee.
Her research looks at overlapping nationalisms, identity, and ethnicity in Mizoram (a Northeast Indian state bordering Burma). Particularly, it seeks to understand how the Young Mizo Association (YMA) secures and promotes a particular sense of Mizoness in accordance with Tlwamngaihna (“The Unspoken Law”), a hybrid set of precolonial traditional Mizo moral codes and Christian-inspired ethics. She is cofounder of Ethnocine, a feminist ethnographic filmmaking collective of women of color and queer-identified scholar-artists.
Committee chair/advisor: Magnus Fiskesjö
Primary Language: Burmese
Research Countries: Myanmar (Burma), India
Research Interests: Sovereignty, migration, visual anthropology, the ethics of collaboration