Jennifer Jordan

  • Professor, Sociology


PhD, University of California–San Diego

Office Hours

By appointment only

Courses Taught

  • SOCIOL 380: Honors Seminar - The Sociology of Beer and Brewing
  • SOCIOL 923: Seminar on the Sociology of Culture
  • USP 983: Contemporary Urban Social Structure and Change

Research Interests

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

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.)

Selected Publications

Jordan, Jennifer A. Before Craft Beer: The Lost Landscapes of Forgotten Hops 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.