Women & Gender Studies Institute

Judith Taylor

phone : 416-978-5238

office : 2029

email : jtaylor@chass.utoronto.ca

Judith Taylor is a scholar of social movements, jointly appointed in the Department of Sociology.  Her research focuses on women’s movements, neighbourhood community organizing, activism within public institutions, and identity politics.  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, and corporate cooptation of social movement ideas.

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 supervises students interested in studying activism, cultural production, and the politics of research.

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