Visiting Associate Professor Cedric Taylor is a sociologist and a documentary filmmaker. His scholarly and creative endeavors focus on racial health disparities, environmental justice and visual sociology. A former president of the Michigan Sociological Association, Dr. Taylor is a public sociologist who employs documentary film, visual media, and storytelling to engage the wider community in conversations around inequality. He is the director, and co-producer of Nor Any Drop to Drink: Flint’s Water Crisis which has been screened throughout the country and internationally. Dr. Taylor holds the position of Associate Professor of Sociology at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He received a Ph.D. from Michigan State University and MS and BS degrees from the University of West Indies in Jamaica.
- Taylor, C.A.L. and Sarathchandra, D. 2016. “Migrant Selectivity or Cultural Buffering? Investigating the Black Immigrant Health Advantage in Low Birth Weight.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. doi:10.1007/s10903-015-0194-0
- Taylor, C.A.L. and Sarathchandra, D. 2014. “Socioeconomic Position and Low Birth Weight: Evaluating Multiple and Alternative Measures Across Race in Michigan.” Social Sciences. doi:10.3390/socsci3030549.
- Waller, L. and Taylor, C.A.L. 2013. " A Case Study of Citizen-to-Government (C2G) Mobile Activism in Jamaica: Protesting Violations of the Rule of Law with Smartphones." in E-Government Implementation and Practice in Developing Countries, edited by Zaigham Mahmood. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Nor Any Drop to Drink: Flint’s Water Crisis, 2018. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/noranydroptodrink
PhD Michigan State University (Sociology) - 2011
MSc University of the West Indies (Sociology, International Development) - 2002
BSc: University of the West Indies (Sociology/Psychology double major, Honors) - 1999
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SEAS Visiting Associate Professor Cedric Taylor is a sociologist and documentary filmmaker who focuses on racial health disparities, environmental justice and visual sociology. He is the director and co-producer of “Nor Any Drop to Drink: Flint’s Water Crisis.”