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Sue Taylor

Public Anthropologist in Residence
Department of Anthropology

  • Taylor had extensive experience in nursing administration and clinical practice when she pursued a career in anthropology focusing on issues of health and gerontology. She directed a graduate program in medical anthropology at Wayne State University where she was a faculty associate and directed the minority aging program at the Institute of Gerontology. She served as a state commissioner on the Michigan Commission on Aging. She drew on her background as an administrator, policy maker, practitioner, and researcher in developing undergraduate courses geared to experiential learning and provided internship supervision and research direction for Master’s of Gerontological Studies at Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University. She combines research and praxis on issues of public policy for presentation in the classroom as well as conducting workshops for professional and community groups. She continues as an independent consultant on aging, ethnographic research methods, aging, oral history, and urban anthropology.
  • Degrees

    PhD Anthropology, University of Massachusetts
    MA Anthropology, University of Cincinnati
    BA Anthropology, University of Cincinnati

  • CAS - Anthropology
  • Hamilton - 202A
  • Spring 2013
    Wednesdays 2:00 to 5:00pm
    or by appointment

  • (202) 885-1830 (Office)
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Partnerships & Affiliations

  • National Caucus and Center on Black Aged

    Board of Directors 1990-2005

  • Association of Black Anthropologists


  • Association for Feminist Anthropologist


  • Gerontological Society of America


  • National Association for the Practice of Anthropology


  • Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists



  • Fall 2014

    • ANTH-544 Topics in Public Anthropology: Practicing Anthropology
    • Description
  • Spring 2015

    • ANTH-544 Topics in Public Anthropology: Anthropology of Tourism
    • Description