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I am a senior lecturer in Architectural History and Theory in the School of Architecture and Cities. My research interests include modern and contemporary faith architecture; gender in architectural history and practice; inclusive heritage.  I am PhD coordinator for the School of Architecture and Cities.

Teaching

I am leader for the second year undergraduate History and Theory module, 'Cultural Context'. I also supervise a MArch dissertation group that explores interpretations of the historic and conserved landscape. I currently supervise PhDs as both Director of Studies and Second Supervisor on subjects including participatory heritage practices and postwar landscape architecture.

Research

Selected publications

Book

K. Jordan and Ayla Lepine (eds) Modern Architecture for Religious Communities: Building The Kingdom, Routledge (2015)

Book Chapters

K. Jordan, 'Building the post-emancipation Church' in O'Brien & Mangion (eds) The Oxford History of Catholicism in Britain and Ireland, Oxford University Press (forthcoming, 2022)

K. Jordan, 'Places of worship  in a changing faith landscape' in Harwood et al (eds) 100 Years 100 Churches, Batsford Books (2018)

K. Jordan, 'The 'Building Sisters' of Presteigne: Gender, tradition and innovation in modern-era Roman Catholic architecture' in Jordan & Lepine (eds) Modern Architecture for Religious Communities: Building The Kingdom, Routledge (2015)

Peer-Reviewed Articles

K. Jordan, 'Artists Hidden from Human Gaze; Mysticism and visual culture in the Victorian Convent', British Catholic History, Vol 3, No. 2 (October, 2020)

K. Jordan 'Spotless Lilies and Foul Smelling Weeds: Architecture and moral cleanliness in Victorian Magdalene Convents' Published in full on www.architecture.com (shortlisted for the RIBA Presidents Award for Research in Architectural History and Theory, 2016)

K. Jordan, 'Bruce Grove Transferred: The role of diverse traditions in Historic Conservation' Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, Volume XX Number 11 (2009)

Commissioned Articles and Reviews

K. Jordan, '1877' in Owen Hopkins (ed) Year Zero, Sir John Soane Museum, 2020

K. Jordan, 'Secular Retreat embodies the modern blurring of faith', RIBAJ, 3 June, 2019

K. Jordan, 'Truth and Light' RIBAJ, 16 August, 2018

K. Jordan, 'Unfair dismissal: The legacy of women architects working for London Councils' The Architectural Review, 12. March 2018