Princeton University, African American Studies
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is an Assistant Professor in Princeton University’s Department of African American Studies. Her research examines race and public policy, including American housing policies. Dr. Taylor received her Ph.D. in African American Studies at Northwestern University in 2013, and she is the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (Haymarket Books, 2016), which received the Lannan Foundation’s Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book. She is currently working on a manuscript titled Race for Profit: Black Housing and the Urban Crisis of the 1970s. Dr. Taylor was the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013-2014, and her research has been supported, in part, by a multiyear Northwestern University Presidential Fellowship, the Ford Foundation, and the Lannan Foundation.