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Taylor, Cedric



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 which has been screened throughout the country and internationally. He enjoys connecting with the public through public speaking and workshops.

Taylor was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan - School of Environment and Sustainability (December 2021-2023).

More about Cedric Taylor

"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.

Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2011

M.Sc., University of the West Indies, 2002

B.Sc., University of the West Indies, 1999

  • Race
  • Racial Health Disparities
  • Immigrant Health
  • Environmental Justice
  • Visual Sociology
President, Michigan Sociological Association  (2019-2020)