Professor, Japanese History
Jordan Sand investigates architecture, urbanism and the history of everyday life. His projects have dealt with community and memory in the postindustrial city, cultures of colonialism in the Asia-Pacific, and the history of urban fires. He is currently collaborating with historians, anthropologists, and community activists in six Asian cities to collect accounts of informal and spontaneous settlements in the words of their residents. The group held its first workshop at Georgetown in May 2018 and met virtually in June 2020.