Edgar Taylor

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Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

  • Fields of Study
    • Africa
    • nationalism, race, social change
  • About


    1/2014 “The Asian Expulsion and Historical Intimacy in Contemporary Uganda”, American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

    11/2013 “Mobility and Community in 1950s and 1960s Kabale, Uganda”, African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD

    9/2013 “Imagined Futures and Contested Histories of the Urban”, Colonial and Postcolonial Urban Planning in Africa, Lisbon, Portugal

    2/2011 Reframing Knowledge Production on 1970s Uganda, Ann Arbor, MI (principal conference organizer)
    11/2010 “Claiming Kabale: Indians, Africans and the Morality of Urban Citizenship”, African Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA


    Taylor, E. (2013). Claiming Kabale: racial thought and urban governance in Uganda. Journal of Eastern African Studies, 7 (1), 143-163.

    Peterson, D. & Taylor, E. (2013). “Rethinking the state in Idi Amin’s Uganda: the politics of exhortation. Journal of Eastern African Studies, 7 (1), 58-82.

    Taylor, E., Rockenbach, A., & Bond, N. (2014). Archives and the past: Cataloguing and digitisation in Uganda’s archives. In T. Barringer & M. Wallace (Eds.), Dis/Connects: African Studies in the Digital Age. Leiden: Brill.

  • Education
    • MA, History, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, 2008
    • BA, History and African Studies, University of Toronto, University College, Toronto Canada, 2005
  • Grants
    • 2012: Rackham International Research Award
    • 2011: SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship
    • 2011: International Institute Fulbright-Recognition Fellow
    • 2010-2011: African Studies Initiative Research Grant, DAAS
    • 2010-2011: African Studies Center Research Grant