I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and the Center for Law, Justice & Culture at Ohio University.
I specialize in American political development and African American political thought. My current research focuses on how racial inequality is sustained and reproduced in 20th and 21st century American politics, especially as it relates to the American carceral system: law & order politics, policing, and incarceration.
Department of Political Science
Bentley Annex 203
Athens, OH 45701
OCT 2018: My article on the origins of crime policy in the postwar South, "Sunbelt Capitalism, Civil Rights, and the Development of Carceral Policy in North Carolina, 1954-1970," is available online from Studies in American Political Development.
FEB 2018: "American Political Development in the Age of Incarceration" is out in Politics, Groups, and Identities.
AUG 2016: Joined faculty in Political Science and the Center for Law, Justice & Culture at Ohio University.
JAN 2016: McCann, Lovell & Taylor, "Covering Legal Mobilization: A Bottom-Up Analysis of Wards Cove v. Atonio" is out in Law & Society Review.
SEPT 2015: Accepted WISIR Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship at University of Washington
MAR 2015: "Untimely Subjects: White Trash and the Making of Racial Innocence in the Postwar South" is out in American Quarterly.