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Amanda Taylor

Professorial Lecturer
School of International Service
American University
United States Virgin Islands


Amanda Taylor’s research and teaching focus on the intersection of culture, power, and education. She is particularly interested in the role of race in shaping educational policy and practice as well as community organizing for school reform. Her work has been published by Oxford University Press, the Free Press, and in peer-reviewed journals including Urban Education and Equity & Excellence in Education. Before joining the faculty at SIS, Dr. Taylor taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Relay Graduate School of Education, and in public and international high schools. She served as the Director of Graduate Enrollment Management at SIS for six years and has consulted for the District of Columbia Public Schools, Mass Insight Education, and the Civil Rights Project (now at UCLA).

Research Interest

culture, power, and education


  • Taylor, A. (2017). Putting Race on the Table: How Teachers Make Sense of the Role of Race in Their Practice. Harvard Educational Review, 87(1), 50-73.

  • Taylor, A. (2017). Expanding the Frame: Building Transnational Alliances for Racial and Educational Justice. Peabody Journal of Education, 1-20.

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