Brigitte Jordan
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Brigitte Jordan, PhD

Consulting Corporate Anthropologist



Brigitte Jordan died peacefully at home on May 24, 2016, surrounded by her immediate family, after succumbing to pancreatic cancer. She chose to meet the cancer on her own terms, refusing medical intervention, embracing hospice care, and remaining as physically and mentally active as humanly possible until the end. Ever true to her participatory nature, she assisted in the preparation of her obituary and orchestrated her own final exit.

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Dr. Jordan’s research and consulting interests revolve around the changing nature of work under the impact of the new communication and information technologies and the consequent transformation of ways of life, societal institutions, and global economies. She is particularly concerned with the evolution and design of knowledge ecologies and knowledge cultures that support productive work settings in the society of the future.

Now working as an independent Consulting Corporate Anthropologist, Brigitte Jordan has most recently held appointments as Principal Scientist at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and as Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Research on Learning. Before coming to industry, she worked for many years as a university professor, teaching and doing research on the dynamics of change in the medical systems of developing countries, especially in the arena of maternal and child health. 

A frequent speaker at international conferences and executive workshops, she is the author of more than 100 scholarly and technical publications. She is a recipient of the prestigious Margaret Mead Award of the American Anthropological Association and has recently received the Excellence in Science and Technology Award from the Xerox Corporation for innovative work in corporate settings.