Jennifer Jordan

 (414) 229-5074
 Bolton Hall 758

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

Fall 2015
SOCIOL 101-203: Introduction to Sociology
SOCIOL 715-001: Systematic Sociological 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. “Investigating the Edible: Points of Inquiry in the Study of Food, Culture, and Identity.” Cooking, Eating, Identity: Speisen als kulturelle Codes in Zentraleuropa. Ed. Csaky, Moritz. Boehlau Verlag, (2014): 37-50.
Jordan, Jennifer A. “Essen, Identität, und Zeitgeschichte in Österreichischen Ausstellungen (Food, Identity, and Contemporary History in Austrian Exhibitions).” Zeit-/Geschichte ausstellen in Österreich. Bestandsaufnahme und Recherche. Boehlau, Vienna, Austria, (2011): 393-416.
Jordan, Jennifer A. “In Search of the Elusive Heirloom Tomato: Farms and Farmers’ Markets, Fields and Fieldwork.” Food: Ethnographic Encounters. Berg, (2011): 69-81.
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. Review of ‘Global Neighborhoods: Jewish Quarters in Paris, London, and Berlin’ by Michel S. Laguerre. 9.1 City and Community, 2010: 136-138.
Jordan, Jennifer A. “Landscapes of European Memory: Biodiversity and Collective Remembrance.” History and Memory 22.2 (2010): 5-33.
Jordan, Jennifer A. Cultural Movements and Collective Memory: Columbus and the Rewriting of the National Origin Myth by Timothy Kubal. 39.2 Contemporary Sociology, 2010: 175-177.
Jordan, Jennifer. “The Heirloom Tomato as Cultural Object: Investigating Taste and Space.” Sociologia Ruralis 47.1 (2007): 20-41.
Jordan, Jennifer. 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.)

2012-2014 Syllabi

Sociol 101: Introduction to Sociology (online), Spring 2012
Sociol 923-001: Seminar: Sociology of Culture, Spring 2013
UrbanSt 983: Contemporary Urban Social Structure and Change, Spring 2014
Sociol 715-001: Systematic Sociology Theory, Fall 2014