Dr. Quintard Taylor recently began his fourth year as the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History at the University of Washington. His most recent work, Seeking Eldorado: African Americans in California, (co-edited with Lawrence B. de Graaf and Kevin Mulroy) was released by the University of Washington Press in 2001. A second anthology, African American Women Confront the American West, 1600-2000, (with Shirley Moore), will appear in the summer of 2003 published by the University of Oklahoma Press. Taylor is also the editor of the University of Oklahoma Press’ “Race and Ethnicity in the American West” Series. Since 2001, Taylor has published “Susie Revels Cayton, Beatrice Morrow Cannady, and the Campaign for Social Justice in the Pacific Northwest,” in William Robbins, ed., The Great Northwest: The Search for Regional Identity (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2001), and “They Went West,” American Legacy: The Magazine of African-American History and Culture 7:3 (Fall 2001). He is currently writing an article on African American urbanization in the Southwest for the OAH publication Magazine of History.
Taylor holds a Ph.D. in history of African peoples from the University of Minnesota, an M.A. in American urban history from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in American history from St. Augustine’s College, North Carolina.
In 2001-02 Taylor chaired conference panels in Boston, Tucson, San Diego
and Seattle and presented public lectures on African American western history
in eight cities. Currently he is a candidate for the Nominating Committee,
American Historical Association and a member of the Board of Trustees of the
Washington State Historical Society, Historylink and the Central District
Forum for Arts & Ideas, Seattle. In September 2001, Taylor was a juror
for MetropoLIST 150, a survey of the 150 most influential persons in Seattle’s
history, sponsored by the Museum of History and Industry and the Seattle Times,
and for the past two years he has been the principal investigator for a $10,000
National Park Service Grant to identify, survey and evaluate Pacific Northwest
sites associated with the themes of Desegregation and Civil Rights.