Lucor Jordan is an applied anthropologist, with experience utilizing rapid ethnographic assessment, and blending qualitative and quantitative methods in design and analysis. His study of anthropology began at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where he received his BA in cultural anthropology. He now is completing an MA in cultural anthropology at University of Denver, his thesis focuses on food and sociability using culinary life history interviews within
the community of a Metro Denver food justice organization. He has conducted extensive field work on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation and with the Ute Mountain Ute Environmental Department in Towaoc. His primary areas of interest include environmental anthropology, culinary anthropology, food-systems, and urban cooperative development. He currently serves on the Food Access Innovation and Sustainability Committee at MetroCaring. Additionally, he has been an active member of the High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology since 2011 and is the Associate Editor for their peer-review journal of, the Applied Anthropologist. His love of food and cooking has been a constant throughout his life, leading him to work as a free-lance chef, camp cook, natural foods grocery, and gardening.