Matthew Jordan

Matthew Jordan

Matthew Jordan teaches media studies, cultural studies, film studies, sound culture and critical theory at Penn State University. He is the author of "Le Jazz: Jazz and French Cultural Identity" (University of Illinois Press, 2010), numerous articles and book chapters, and is the executive producer of the PSU Humanities Institute's documentary series, "HumIn Focus."


Column: Canadian trucker protests show how the loudest voices in the room distort democracy

By: and - February 20, 2022

After Canadian truckers upset with vaccination mandates made their way to Ottawa, they parked their vehicles near Parliament and started making noise – lots of it – blasting their air horns day and night, disturbing the repose of citizens at home, work and in school. The local reaction was swift. Hundreds of noise complaints prompted […]