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Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor, Assistant Professor

Jessica Taylor, Assistant Professor
Jessica Taylor, Assistant Professor

Department of History
412 Major Williams Hall, 220 Stanger St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5331 |

Jessica Taylor is an assistant professor of oral and public history at Virginia Tech.

  • Oral History
  • Early American History
  • Historic Preservation
  • Native American History
  • Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Certificate in Historic Preservation, University of Florida
  • M.A., College of William and Mary
  • Society of Early Americanists
  • Oral History Association
  • Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
  • Global Systems Science Destination Area
  • Columbia Center for Oral History Research Fellowship, 2017
  • Lillian Gary Taylor Fellowship in Early American Literature, 2016
  • Mellon Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society

Journal 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.

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

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