Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Princeton University

Keeanga-Yamahtta TaylorExternal Speaker

Wednesday, March 29

Talks Sponsored by the Power, Violence & Inequality Collective
Research Lunch Talk: 12-1:30
Title: “You Can’t Fix a Broken Foundation: Black Women’s Housing in the 1970s”
Place: Gibson 142
Public Talk: 3:30-5:00

Title: “Black Lives Matter in the Trump Era”
Place: Minor Hall 125
Reception to follow


Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, published by Haymarket Books in January 2016. The book surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistent structural inequality, including mass incarceration, housing discrimination, police violence, and unemployment. Taylor is the recipient of the 2016 Cultural Freedom Especially Notable Book Award from the Lannan Foundation.

Taylor’s interests are broadly in the fields of race and public policy, Black politics and racial inequality in the United States.  She is Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University.  Taylor’s writing has been published in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Boston Review, The New Republic, AlJazeera America, Jacobin, In These Times, New Politics, The International Socialist Review and other publications. She is currently writing a book titled Race for Profit: Black Housing and the Urban Crisis in the 1970s, under contract with the University of North Carolina Press in their Justice, Power and Politics series.  Taylor received her PhD in African American Studies at Northwestern University in 2013 and is currently an Assistant Professor in African American Studies at Princeton University.