Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor

Assistant Professor, Oral and Public History

Office

431 Major Williams Hall 
220 Stanger St.
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Phone

540-231-5331

Email

Department Membership

History

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Expertise

  • Oral History
  • Early American History
  • Historic Preservation
  • Native American History

Professional Activities

  • Society of Early Americanists
  • Oral History Association
  • Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
  • Global Systems Science Destination Area

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Certificate in Historic Preservation, University of Florida
  • M.A., College of William and Mary

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    Awards and Honors

    • Columbia Center for Oral History Research Fellowship, 2017
    • Lillian Gary Taylor Fellowship in Early American Literature, 2016
    • Mellon Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society

    Selected Publications

    • Catalytic Communities (CatComm, NGO), Rio On Watch, Editor Collaborator

    Articles

    • Taylor, Jessica. “‘We’re on Fire’: Oral History and the Preservation, Commemoration, and Rebirth of Mississippi’s Civil Rights Sites,” Oral History Review, 2015.
    • Taylor, Jessica. “To Learn the Trade of a Potter: Apprenticeship and Deviance in Moravian North Carolina,” North Carolina Historical Review, 2012.

    Sponsored Research 

    • Southern Foodways Alliance
    • Humanities Virginia (formerly Virginia Foundation for the Humanities)
    • Main Street Preservation Trust, Gloucester, Virginia