Professor

Ula Y. Taylor earned her doctorate in American History from UC Santa Barbara. She is the co-author of Panther: The Illustrated History of the Black Panther Movement and the Story Behind the Film. She teaches two required history courses in African American Studies and courses such as the Civil Rights Movement of the 60's and African American Women's History.

Professor Taylor has taught aspects of economic, political, and cultural African American history from Colonial times to the present at Chapman College, Antelope Valley Community College, and to inmates at Lompoc Penitentiary.

Research: 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

African American History (1890 - 1980)

Black Nationalism

Pan-Africanism

Black Feminist Theory

African American Women's History

Civil Rights and Black Power

Publications: 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Ula Y. Taylor, The Veiled Garvey: The Life and Times of Amy Jacques Garvey (North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, August, 2002).

Ula Y. Taylor, J. Tarika Lewis, and Mario Van Pebbles, Panther: A Pictorial History of the Black Panthers and the Story Behind the Film (New York: Newmarket Press, 1995).

Ula Y. Taylor, Making a New Woman: Women and the Nation of Islam, 1930-1975 (In Progress).

Articles

Ula Y. Taylor, “Introduction: The Shaping of an Activist and Scholar,” The Journal of African American History, vol. 96, no.2, (Spring 2011), 204-214.

Ula Y. Taylor, “Combing the Archive, Tracing the Diaspora: The Scholarship of Gerald Horne,” The Journal of African American History, vol. 96, no.2, (Spring 2011), 215-220.

Ula Y. Taylor, “Origins of African American Studies at UC-Berkeley,” The Western Journal of Black Studies, vol.34, no.2, (Summer 2010), 256-264.

Ula Y. Taylor, “Women in the Documents: Thoughts on Uncovering the Personal, Political, and Professional,”Journal of Women’s History, vol.20, no.1, (Spring 2008), 187-196.

Ula Y. Taylor, “Street Scholars: Grounding the Theory of Black Women Intellectuals” Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, vol. 30, no. 2 (July 2006), 153-171.

Ula Y. Taylor, “Amy Jacques Garvey: Community Feminist,” Journal of Women's History vol.12, no.2 (Spring 2000), 104-126.

Ula Y. Taylor, “Read[ing] Men and Nations: Women in the Black Radical Tradition,” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, vol.1, no.4 (Fall, 1999), 72-80.

Ula Y. Taylor, “Proposition 209 and the Affirmative Action Debate on the University of California Campuses,” Feminist Studies. vol. 25, no. I (Spring, 1999), 95-103.

Ula Y. Taylor, “The Historical Evolution of Black Feminist Theory and Praxis,” Journal of Black Studies, vol. 29, no.2 (November, 1998), 234-253.

Ula Y. Taylor, “Intellectual Pan-African Feminists: Amy Ashwood-Garvey and Am y Jacques Garvey,” ABAFAZI: The Simmons College Journal of Women of African Descent, vol. 9, no. I (Fall/Winter, 1998), 10-18.

Ula Y. Taylor, “As-Salaam Alaikum, My Sister: The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Women Who Followed Him,” Race & Society vol. l, no.2, (Spring, 1998), 177-196.

Ula Y. Taylor, “Making Waves: The Theory and Practice of Black Feminism,” The Black Scholar vol. 28, no. 2 (Summer, 1998), 18-28.

Chapter in Book

Ula Y. Taylor, “Too Black and Too Strong: First Lady Michelle Obama” published in The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy (Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, 2011), 236-249.
Ula Y. Taylor, “Black Feminisms and Human Agency” published in No Permanent Waves: Recasting Histories of U.S. Feminism (New Brunswick: Rutgers Univ. Press, 2010), 61-76.

Ula Y. Taylor, “Archival Thinking and the Wives of Marcus Garvey” published in Contesting Archives: Finding Women in the Sources (Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, 2010), 125-134.

Ula Y. Taylor, “The Death of Dry Tears” published in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower (Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2008), 172-181.

Ula Y. Taylor, “Black Feminism” published inBlack Women in America an Historical Encyclopedia (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), 443-453.

Ula Y. Taylor, “Elijah Muhammad’s Nation of Islam: Separatism, Regendering, and a Secular Approach to Black Power after Malcolm X (1965-1975)” published in Freedom North: Black Freedom Struggles Outside the South, 1940-1980 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), 177-198.

Ula Y. Taylor, "Amy Jacques Garvey (1896-1973),” in Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought (New York: The New Press, 1995).

Biographical Entries

Ula Y. Taylor, "Amy Jacques Garvey," in Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, Vol. 2 (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996).

Ula Y. Taylor, "Amy Jacques Garvey," in African American Women: A Biographical Dictionary (New York: Garland Pub., 1994).

Ula Y. Taylor, "Amy Jacques Garvey," in Black Women in United States History and Encyclopedia (Brooklyn, New York: Carlson, Pub., 1993).

Book Reviews

Ula Y. Taylor, "Skin Deep: Women Writing on Color, Culture, and Identity," in The Black Scholar (September, 1996).

Ula Y. Taylor, "Raising Her Voice: African-American Women Journalist Who Changed History," Journal of American History (June, 1995.)

HONORS INCLUDE:

Ford Foundation Minority Dissertation Fellowship

University of California Presidential Dissertation Fellowship

Interdisciplinary Humanities Grant

Graduate Opportunity Fellowship

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