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Taylor Loy

Taylor Loy, Science and Technology Studies Student

Taylor Loy, Science and Technology Studies Student
Taylor Loy, Science and Technology Studies Student

Department of  Science, Technology, and Society
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Taylor attended University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as a Brock Scholar in the University Honors program. In five years, he completed dual degrees BA/BS and four majors. From 2006-2008, he completed dual graduate degrees, an MA in English Literature and MS in Science and Technology Studies. From 2012-2019, he worked in the nuclear power industry in operations, as an Assistant Unit Operator, and in operations training, as a Senior Reactor Operator Certified Instructor.

Taylor has written on Anarchism in his MA thesis, Anarchy in Critical Dystopias: an anatomy of rebellion, and a reference article on Anarchoprimitivism for a SAGE Reference series on Green Technology. In 2013, he was honored by his undergraduate alma mater as a Fulton Fellow where he co-lectured, with Rebecca Shelton, on science and the liberal arts. Currently, his research interests are focused on nuclear energy policy, climate change, and the civilian/military nexus of nuclear energy technologies.

  • Nuclear Energy
  • Nuclear Safeguards/Security
  • Anarchism
  • Poetry
  • MA English: Literature, Virginia Tech (2008)
  • MS Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech (2008)
  • BA Philosophy/Religion, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2005)
  • BS Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2005)

Reference article

Anarchoprimitivism. “Green Technology: An A-to-Z Guide.” SAGE Reference Series, June 2011. (Reference Article)          



“Blueprints for Babel” in Ethics, Politics, and Whistleblowing in Engineering. (Poem). 2018.

Poetry in various literary journals including Redivider, Marlboro Review, Mimesis, Poet Lore, and RHINO.


Anarchy in Critical Dystopias: an Anatomy of Rebellion. Virginia Tech, 2008. (Graduate)

Ineffability: the Significance of the Presence of an Absence. Departmental Honors Thesis in Religious Studies. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2004. (Undergraduate)