Taylor LiCausi

Taylor LiCausi

Taylor is an advanced Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology of Education program. A recipient of the Institute of Education Sciences Fellowship, EDGE Fellowship, and the Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF), Taylor leverages his qualitative and quantitative methodological training to examine issues in higher education. His interests range from disentangling the complex dynamics of interdisciplinarity to better understanding faculty evaluative cultures. Taylor’s dissertation draws on faculty interviews to provide insight into peer review in the social sciences. He is also working on a comparative case study examining university research initiatives that address societal problems and involve collaboration beyond higher education as a research assistant to Professor Patricia Gumport at the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research (SIHER).

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 an M.S.Ed in Special Education from Hunter College as well as a joint A.B. in Social Anthropology and Romance Languages & Literatures, cum laude, from Harvard College.

Faculty advisors: 

Daniel McFarland and Patricia Gumport

Research interests: 
sociology of higher education; sociology of knowledge; sociolinguistics

Ph.D., Sociology of Education (expected, 2024)
-Certificate in Quantitative Policy Analysis (2021)
Stanford University

M.A., Sociology (2022)
Stanford University

M.A., Linguistics (2023)
Stanford University

M.S. Ed, Special Education (2013)
Hunter College

Joint A.B., Social Anthropology and Romance Languages & Literatures (2011)
Harvard College