Lucor Jordan is an applied anthropologist, with experience utilizing rapid ethnographic assessment, and blending qualitative and quantitative methods of design and analysis. His study of anthropology began at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where he received his BA in cultural anthropology. He is now completing an MA in anthropology at the 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 Environmental Programs Department in Towaoc.
His primary areas of interest include environmental anthropology, culinary anthropology, food-systems, and the urban cooperative movement. He currently works on the Community Development team at Metro Caring. He is the president elect of the High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology where he has been an active member since 2011 and serves as the Editor-in-Chief for their peer-reviewed journal 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 grocer, gardener.