Jennifer Jordan

Sociology and Urban Studies
 (414) 229-5074
 Bolton Hall 760

Fall Office Hours:

Tuesdays 2:30-4:30pm and by appointment


PhD, University of California–San Diego

Areas of Specialization

Urban Sociology; Sociology of Culture; Theory; Globalization; Europe/Germany; Sociology of Food

Teaching Schedule

Spring 2016

SOCIOL 101-203: Introduction to Sociology
URB STD 983-001: Contemporary Urban Social Structure and Change

Fall 2015

SOCIOL 101-003: Introduction to Sociology
SOCIOL 715-001: Systematic Sociology Theory

Spring 2015

Sociol 375-001: History of Sociological Theory
Sociol 923-001: Seminar: Sociology of Culture

Selected Publications

Jordan, Jennifer A. Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods. University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Jordan, Jennifer A. “Apples, Identity, and Memory in Post-1989 Germany.” Debating German Cultural Identity 1989 -2009. Ed. Fuchs, Anne, and James-Chakraborty, Kathleen. Camden House, (2011).
Jordan, Jennifer A. “Landscapes of European Memory: Biodiversity and Collective Remembrance.” History and Memory 22.2 (2010): 5-33.
Jordan, Jennifer. “The Heirloom Tomato as Cultural Object: Investigating Taste and Space.” Sociologia Ruralis 47.1 (2007): 20-41.
Jordan, Jennifer A. Structures of Memory: Understanding Urban Change in Berlin and Beyond. Stanford University Press, 2006.

Media Interviews

WUWM Public Radio: Sociologist Explores How Food and Culture Shape Each Other interview,

The Morning Blend: Edible Memory interview,

Chicago Public Radio: Tomatoes with a Story interview,

EatFeed podcast: The Apple Story interview,
(Jordan begins around the 12:00 minute mark.)

Chewing the Fat, a weekly podcast from WBEZ Chicago: Episode 9, Holiday Delights, Dumplings interview,
(Jordan begins around the 32:00 minute mark.)

Past Syllabi

URBANST 983: Contemporary Urban Social Structure and Change, Spring 2014