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Paul C. Taylor

Paul C. Taylor

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of the Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies

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Biography:

Paul C. Taylor is Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of the Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies. He joined the philosophy faculty in 2010 and served as head of the department of African American studies from 2011-2015.  Professor Taylor completed his BA at Morehouse College, his MA and PhD at Rutgers, and his MPA at the Kennedy School of Government. He specializes in social philosophy, aesthetics, Africana thought, pragmatism, and race theory, and has published three books, four edited volumes, and more than 40 articles and book chapters in these areas. He has also provided commentary on race and politics for a variety of international print and broadcast outlets, including the CBC, the BBC, South Africa’s Mail and Guardian, and China’s Xinhua News. His honors include fellowships at the New America Foundation and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. His books include Race: A Philosophical Introduction and Black is Beautiful: A Philosophy of Black Aesthetics, and he was one of the founding editors of the journal Critical Philosophy of Race.

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