Cynthia Taylor, PhD

cynthia_taylor.jpgAssistant Professor
Religion, History


Ph.D.    Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley in American Religious History

M.A.      American History, San Francisco State University

B.A.      American History, San Francisco State University


Courses Taught

  • American History
  • American Religious History
  • California History
  • Liberation Theology
  • Big History
  • Global Feminisms
  • Social Justice and Service Learning


  • “A. Philip Randolph and Working-Class Religion,”  in Reframing Randolph, Illinois University Press, forthcoming

  • A. Philip Randolph: The Religious Journey of an African American Labor Leader, NYU Press, 2006.

    On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Taylor reflects on Randolph’s legacy. Read the Q & A here. 

  • Web Source Documentary Project: “How did the March on Washington Movement’s Critique of American Democracy Awaken African American to the Problem of Jane Crow?” For the Women and Social Movements in the United States,1600-2000 for the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender, SUNY Binghamton March 2007.


Professional Memberships

  • American Historical Association
  • Western Association of Women Historians
  • Organization of American Historians