Howard Taylor

Professor of Sociology, Emeritus
Department of Sociology
PhD, Sociology
Yale University, 1966
147 Wallace Hall
Howard Taylor

Professor Howard Taylor has taught at Princeton since 1973. His teaching and research interests include social psychology, small groups, Afro-American studies, sociology of education and research methods. Professor Taylor is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 1998 Du Bois-Johnson-Fraizer Award from the American Sociology Association and the 2000 President's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton. He has recently conducted research on African American leadership and elites, to be summarized in the forthcoming book The Black Elite Network in America. He is also at work on a book entitled Race, Class, and The Bell Curve in America.   Professor Howard Taylor is Professor of Sociology Emeritus from Princeton University .


AAS 202, SOC 202
Introductory Research Methods in African American Studies

The purposes of this course are to assist the student in developing the ability to critically evaluate social science research on the black experience and to do research in African studies. To accomplish these goals, the course will acquaint students with the processes of conceptualization and basic research techniques, and some of the unique issues in conducting research on the black experience. A variety of appropriate studies will be utilized.