Brenda G Jordan

  • Director of the University of Pittsburgh national coordinating site for the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA)
  • Coordinator of Japan Studies, Asian Studies Center
  • Early Modern Japanese Art History

Brenda G. Jordan received her PhD from the University of Kansas in Japanese art history. She taught Japanese art history at the Florida State University before coming to Pitt in 2001. She has taught courses for the Departments of East Asian Languages and Literatures and History of Art and Architecture. Her research interests are early modern and modern Japanese art history, specifically issues of the dynamics of modernization and modernity in Japan.

Office Hours 

By appointment

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Kansas

Research Interests

Her research interests are Early Modern Japanese art history (Edo and Meiji period), particularly 19th century painting and woodblock prints.