Jordan, Jennifer

Professor and Department Chair
Sociology and Urban Studies

Spring 2022 Office Hours

By appointment only, virtually on TEAMS


PhD, University of California–San Diego

Areas of Specialization

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

Teaching Schedule

Spring 2022
USP 983: Contemporary Urban Social Structure and Change

Prior Teaching Schedule

Fall 2021
SOCIOL: 380-001 Honors Seminar - The Sociology of Beer and Brewing

Spring 2021
SOCIOL 923-201: Seminar on the Sociology of Culture

Fall 2020
SOCIOL 380-001: Honors Seminar - The Sociology of Beer and Brewing

Spring 2020
URBSTD 983: Contemporary Urban Social Structure and Change

Selected Publications

Jordan, Jennifer A. Before Craft Beer: The Lost Landscapes of Forgotten Hops. University of Chicago Press, (Under Contract) .
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.)