Field: Early Modern/Jewish; Advisor: Carlebach; Year: 2013
Jordan Katz is a seventh-year Ph.D candidate in Jewish History and History of Science, with interests in Jewish cultural history, history of medicine, and women and gender in the early modern period. Her dissertation, "Jewish Midwives, Medicine and the Boundaries of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, 1650-1800," examines the role of Jewish midwives within communal and intellectual frameworks in the early modern Ashkenazic world. She is also interested in culinary history and historical reconstruction, and edits the culinary history blog, Leftovers, along with her colleague, Alma Igra.
Jordan received her BA in 2011 from Columbia University, where she majored in History and received honors from the Department of History. Her work has been published in Jewish Quarterly Review.
Jordan has received year-long fellowships from the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine; the Center for Jewish History; and the Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme.