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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is an assistant professor of African American studies at Princeton. Taylor’s writing and scholarship engage issues of contemporary Black politics, the history of Black social movements and Black radicalism, and issues concerning public policy, race and racial inequality. Taylor’s writing has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, Boston Review, The Paris Review, The New Republic, Al Jazeera America, Jacobin, In These Times, New Politics, Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, and beyond.

Taylor, who received her doctorate in African American studies at Northwestern University, is also author of the award-winning “From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation,” and “How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective,” which won the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction. Her forthcoming book, “Race For Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership,” will be published in October 2019.


Looking Back, Moving Forward: 50 Years of African American Studies at Princeton and 10th Anniversary of the Carl A. Fields Center Celebration With Eddie S. Glaude Jr. *97

Friday, October 4

Imani Perry, Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Charles H. Mcilwain University Preceptor