Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Professor, African American Studies
001 Stanhope Hall

Ph.D., Northwestern University


Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's research concerns include race and public policy especially concerning housing.   She is also interested in social movements and Black politics in the United States. Dr. Taylor is currently working on a manuscript about the federal government's promotion of single-family homeownership in Black communities after the urban rebellions of the 1960s.  She examines the consequences of the federal government's turn to market-based solutions in its low-income housing programs in Chicago and Detroit in the 1970s and the contradictions and consequences of public-private partnerships in American housing policies. Dr. Taylor’s research has been supported, in part, by a multiyear Northwestern University Presidential Fellowship, the Ford Foundation, and the Lannan Foundation.