Associate ProfessorCedric Taylor‚Äč
Anspach Hall 129
phone: (989) 774-1478


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2011
  • M.Sc., University of the West Indies, 2002
  • B.Sc., University of the West Indies, 1999

Scholarly and Creative Interests

  • Dr. Cedric Taylor is a Jamaican-born filmmaker and holds the position of Associate Professor. His teaching and research focus on race, racial health disparities, immigrant health, and visual sociology. Dr. Taylor is a "public sociologist" who employs film, visual media and storytelling to engage the broader community in conversations around racism and social and environmental justice. He is the writer, director and co-producer of the documentary film Nor Any Drop to Drink: Flint's Water Crisis that has been screened throughout the country and internationally. He enjoys connecting with the public through public speaking and workshops. 

Selected Publications

  • "Nor Any Drop to Drink: Flint's Water Crisis" (2018) documentary.  
  • Taylor, Cedric A.L.; Sarathchandra, Dilshani. 2015. "Migrant Selectivity?: Investigating the Black Immigrant Health Advantage in Low Birth Weight" J Immigr Minor Health.
  • Taylor, Cedric A.L.; Sarathchandra, Dilshani. 2014. "Socioeconomic Position and Low Birth Weight: Evaluating Multiple and Alternative Measures Across Race in Michigan." Soc. Sci. 3, no. 3: 549-564.
  • Taylor, Cedric A.L. 2010. "Associations Between Measures of SES and Low Birth Weight Among Black and White Mothers in Michigan" Michigan Sociological Review Vol. 24: 56-73 Fall.
  • Lloyd Waller and Cedric Taylor. 2012. "A Case Study of Citizen-to-Government (C2G) Mobile Activism in Jamaica: Protesting Violations of the Rule of Law with Smartphones." in E-Government Implementation and Practice in Developing Countries, edited by Zaigham Mahmood. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Memberships, Affiliations and Service

President, Michigan Sociological Association  (2019-2020)