Dr. PATTON Thomas

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34424044

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


PhD Cornell University, MTS Harvard Divinity School, BA Manhattan College


  • Religion and Society in Asia
  • Buddhism in Southeast Asia
  • Power and Culture in Southeast Asia
  • History and Society in Asia
  • Myanmar Fieldwork Course

Research Interests/Areas

Discipline: Religious and Asian Studies

  • Buddhist Studies
  • Religion in Southeast Asia
  • Devotional and Contemplative practices
  • Material and Visual Culture
  • Myanmar (Burma)

Current/Recent Research Projects

  • Buddhist wizard-saints (weizza / weikza)
  • The performance of Buddhist and Islamic thought and ritual through practices of magic, spirit possession, image production, sacred protection, and healing through a variety of genres and media