Ann Gleig

Ann Gleig

Ann Gleig is an associate professor of religion and cultural studies at the University of Central Florida. She completed her PhD in religious studies at Rice University in 2010, focusing on Buddhism and Hinduism in modernity. Her book American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity was published by Yale University Press in 2019.

Recent Articles

Undoing Toxic Masculinity in Buddhist Communities

Ann Gleig, Nadine Levy, and Bhante Sujato shine a light on the harmful effects of toxic masculinity and its surprising, disturbing rise within the Buddhist milieu.

Stop Woke: The War Against Awakening and Belonging

Ann Gleig offers commentary on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ “Stop WOKE Act,” reminding us that “the path to awakening is not an easy one.”

The Maras of Privilege

Scholar and practitioner Ann Gleig on the backlash she and others experience against their work for racial justice in Buddhism.

The Fifth Sight: The Suffering of Injustice

To the Buddhism’s traditional four causes of suffering we must now add a fifth: the suffering caused by racism, sexism, poverty, and all the other forms of human injustice. Only when seeing that clearly, says Ann Gleig, will our compassion will be complete.

Ann Gleig

Beyond the Upper Middle Way

Convert Buddhism has a class problem: it appeals mostly to a narrow demographic of well-off college graduates. Buddhist scholar Ann Gleig offers some class consciousness to help Buddhism drop the barriers and benefit many more people.

The Shifting Landscape of Buddhism in America

Ann Gleig takes a far-reaching look at how Buddhism and the conversations within it are changing in the twenty-first century.