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Andre Taylor


Email: [[ataylor06]]
Research Interests: Interests: Oral History; Foodways; African Diaspora; Environmental History; Black and Indigenous Studies; African American History; Religion History; Museum Studies; Impacts of Climate Change on Culture

Andre LeVar Taylor is a PhD student in American Studies. He examines how unwritten recipes in African American families are also repositories for the histories of those families. Furthermore, he examines how those recipes explain the migration of foodways and their significance in religion and family celebrations. This concept is at the epicenter of his current research project, “Black Folk and our Food: Extracting memory hidden in unwritten family recipes through oral histories.” The project was funded through a 2022 OHA/NEH Mini- grant. Prior to becoming the oral historian at William & Mary, Andre spent more than 15 years as a print journalist. He is married with twin daughters.
B.A., History, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 
M.A., Public History, North Carolina State University