Christopher Taylor
English Language and Literature

Chris Taylor is a scholar of Caribbean and African-American literatures from the 18th and 19th centuries. His research interests include black political thought, the cultures of slavery and antislavery, and the history of freedom. His first book, Empire of Neglect: The West Indies in the Wake of British Liberalism, was published in 2018 (Duke University Press). Currently, he is working on a new book project, titled The Voluntary Slave: Atlantic Modernity’s Impossible Subject. Taylor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature.