Associate ProfessorCedric Taylor‚Äč
Anspach Hall 120
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 of Sociology. His teaching and research focus on race, racial health disparities, immigrant health, environmental justice, 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)