A native of rural North Carolina, Taylor received an undergraduate degrees in history and Spanish from Brigham Young University. He then received a master’s degree in Spanish translation from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California and a master’s degree in history from the University of Oklahoma. In the fall of 2020, he will begin the PhD program in history at OU. His research interests include modern California agriculture, modern Latin America, the Green Revolution, and the history of intermediaries in cross-cultural encounters.
MA thesis: “Workers in the Field and Lawyers in the Court: The CRLA, Poverty Law, and Environmental Justice in Modern California”