Professor Dorceta Taylor

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Professor Taylor is based at the University of Michigan where she teaches courses on topics including food systems, environmental history and politics, environmental justice, and sociological theory. Research areas include food insecurity, the history of mainstream and environmental justice ideology and activism, social movements and framing, green jobs and diversity. Professor Taylor authored the most comprehensive report on diversity in the mainstream environmental movement, “Diversity in Environmental Institutions: Mainstream NGOs, Foundations & Government Agencies,” commissioned by Green 2.0. She is the Principal Investigator for the US Department of Agriculture-funded , “Examining Disparities in Food Access and Enhancing the Food Security of Underserved Populations in Michigan”. Professor Dorceta Taylor received dual doctorates from Yale University in Sociology and in Forestry & Environmental Studies, a M.A. and M. Philosophy from Yale University in Sociology and Forestry & Environmental Studies, a M.F.S. in Forest Science from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Biology from Northeastern Illinois University.

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