Jennifer Jordan

  • Professor, Sociology
  • Professor, Urban Studies


PhD, University of California–San Diego

Office Hours

On Sabbatical

Courses Taught

  • SOCIOL 380: Honors Seminar - The Sociology of Beer and Brewing
  • SOCIOL 715: Systematic Sociological Theory
  • SOCIOL 923: Seminar on the Sociology of Culture
  • USP 983: Contemporary Urban Social Structure and Change
  • SOCIOL 101: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCIOL 375: Social Theory

Research Interests

  • Urban Sociology
  • Sociology of Culture
  • Theory
  • Europe/Germany
  • Sociology of Food
  • Beer and Brewing

Media Interviews

Jennifer Jordan on Women and Hops, on the Beer Ladies Podcast:

Jennifer Jordan on Tomatoes and Collective Memory, on RadioWest/KUER with Doug Fabrizio:

Selected Publications

Jordan, Jennifer A. Before Craft Beer: Lost Landscapes of Forgotten Hops, under contract with the University of Chicago Press. 
Jordan, Jennifer A. Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods Chicago, Illinois: 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. “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, California: Stanford University Press. 2006.