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Jordan Levy

  • ​He/Him/His
  • Assistant Professor
  • PhD

  • Anthropology
  • Faculty
  • Honduras & Central America; Political Ethnography & Anthropology of the State; Anthropology of Migration & Asylum
  • T/Th, 2:30 – 3:30 pm & by appointment
  • 2343 N. Racine Ave, Room 103

Jordan D.​ Levy is a sociocultural anthropologist with a PhD and MA in Anthropology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and a BA in Anthropology and Spanish from Eastern Washington University.

Dr. Levy’s research interests include state formation, political culture, and transnational migration in Honduras. His work addresses issues to do with neoliberal reforms to the K–12 education system in Honduras, the evolving culture of resistance since the 2009 military coup, and Hondurans’ experiences with migration. He has conducted fieldwork in Tegucigalpa, southern Honduras, and among Hondurans living in Washington State.

In addition to research and teaching, Dr. Levy regularly serves as an expert witness on behalf of Hondurans who seek asylum abroad. Through this applied scholarship, Dr. Levy has worked with a range of immigrant rights organizations, immigration law firms, and law student asylum & human rights clinics. He has written over 50 different affidavits to support Hondurans who flee from gang violence, domestic & gender-based violence, police & military violence, and different forms of political violence.