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Steven Taylor

Associate Professor Department of Government

Professor Taylor's teaching and research focus on urban politics, the politics of race and ethnicity, civil rights and liberties, and political culture both in the U.S. and West Africa. (During the Spring of 2016 he was a Fulbright scholar in Ghana.) His published works include the book "Desegregation in Boston and Buffalo: the Influence of Local Leaders." His research has also been featured in various academic journals, and he has presented it at conferences in the United States and in Africa. His most recent publication, "Whatever Happened to the Republican 'Lock' on the Electoral College?" appeared in the New England Journal of Political Science. Taylor has been awarded fellowships by the Ford Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation. An educator who is also involved in his local community, Professor Taylor has served on the Montgomery County, Maryland Human Rights Commission, and on the Transit Advisory Group for the Montgomery County Department of Public Works and Transportation.


Ph.D. University of Minnesota
M.A. University of Minnesota
M.Ed. Florida A&M University
B.S. State University of New York/College at Buffalo

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