Jordan Haug

Jordan Haug
  • Social Sciences Building, Room 210 9500 Gilman Drive #0532 La Jolla, CA 92093-0532
Jordan Haug is a graduate student in sociocultural anthropology with an interest in religious movements, development, and cultural change in Papua New Guinea. From 2014-2016 Jordan will be conducting long term fieldwork on the island of Misima in Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea. In 2004 a large industrial open pit gold mine was permanently closed on the island. In response to the mine's closure Misimans have witnessed a kind of religious revival. Through his research on Misima, Jordan seeks to answer how people go about hoping for greater equality in times of dramatic geopolitical and economic inequality. By investigating how multiple visions for “the good life” coexist (competitively or synergistically) and are hoped for (concretely or abstractly) amidst deindustrialization and geopolitical decline, he will be exploring how people respond to moral crises of development and change.

Anthropology