Biography and History

Howard F. Taylor is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Princeton University. Educated at Hiram College ('61) and Yale University (M.A. '64, Ph.D. '66), he taught at Illinois Institute of Technology and Syracuse University before joining the Department of Sociology at Princeton in 1973. Taylor chaired the African American Studies Program at Princeton from 1973-1988. Taylor has published extensively on issues of race, class, and gender bias and their impact on social equality. He served as president of the Eastern Sociological Society and chair of the National Advisory Committee for the ASA Minority Opportunity Summer Training Program (MOST). In 1998, the American Sociological Association awarded Taylor its DuBois-Johnson-Frazier Award, which is given for “academic excellence in the transformation of racial inequality.”

Source: From the finding aid for MC238