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Judith Taylor is a scholar of social movements, jointly appointed in the Women and Gender Studies Institute. Her research focuses on feminist activism, neighbourhood community organizing, and social change making within public institutions. Her publications analyze the obstacles to coalition building, the intersection of biography and strategy, activist memoirs and cultural production, burn out, intergenerational relations, coalition building across difference, the politics of NGOs and movement formalization, corporate use of social movement ideas, and state engagement.
Taylor also teaches and writes about qualitative research methods, feminist approaches to studying people, and community-based learning, with a particular focus on the dilemmas posed by institutional ethical review.
Taylor also researches and writes about memoir and feminist approaches to friendship, using feminist creative work as a lens to better understand this central focus of feminist imagination and life.
Taylor supervises students interested in politics, cultural production, and qualitative research.