Jennifer Jordan

Associate Professor of Sociology

Office:  Bolton Hall, Room 758
Phone: 414/229-5074
Vita (pdf)

Winter Break Office Hours (Dec. 12, 2014 - Jan. 25, 2015):
By appointment


Ph.D. University of California–San Diego

Areas of Specialization:

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

Media Interviews

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.)

Teaching Schedule

Spring 2015
Sociol 375-001: History of Sociological Theory
Sociol 923-001: Seminar: Sociology of Culture
Fall 2014
Sociol 715-001: Systematic Sociological Theory (pdf)
Spring 2014
UrbStd 983-001: Contemporary Urban Structure and Change (pdf)
Syllabi from Recently Taught Courses
Sociol 375-001: History of Sociological Theory Spring 2013 (pdf)
Sociol 923-001: Seminar: Sociology of Culture Spring 2013 (pdf)
Sociol 927-002: Seminar: Sociology of Food: Culture, Place and Eating Spring 2011 (pdf)

Selected Publications:

Jennifer A. Jordan. Edible Memory: Heirloom Tomatoes and Antique Apples in a Changing World (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2015).

Jennifer A. Jordan, "Landscapes of European Memory: Biodiversity and Collective Remembrance," History and Memory 22: 2 (Fall/Winter 2010), 5-33.

Jennifer A. Jordan. “Elevating the Humble Dumpling: From Peasant Kitchens to Press Conferences,” Ethnology, 47: 2 (Spring 2008), 109-121.

Jennifer A. Jordan. "The Heirloom Tomato as Cultural Object: Investigating Taste and Space" Sociologia Ruralis 47:1 (January 2007), 20-41.

Jennifer Jordan. Structures of Memory: Understanding Urban Change in Berlin and Beyond (Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2006).