Taylor is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology of Education program. A recipient of the Institute of Education Sciences Fellowship, EDGE Fellowship, and the 2019 Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF), he aims to bridge sociology and linguistics to explore issues in higher education often with the help of computational methods. His research on the complex dynamics of interdisciplinarity poses questions with implications for teaching, knowledge-making, and policymaking in academia and society, striving to galvanize scholars into critical reflection on the nature of the very disciplines they inhabit and offer insight into how language can be more meaningfully applied to analyze social dynamics and reveal inequality.
Prior to coming to Stanford, Taylor was a middle and high school biology and special education teacher at the Frederick Douglass Academy in Harlem, New York. He holds a joint A.B. in Social Anthropology and Romance Languages & Literatures, cum laude, from Harvard College as well as an M.S.Ed in Special Education from Hunter College.