PhD student, Sociology, Yale University
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Continued service at the Comparative Research Workshop

18-months into my time at Yale, I am very happy to have made the Comparative Research Workshop a mainstay in my academic life. I greatly enjoy attending, and once a semester, serving as a discussant for one of our many talented speakers. This semester, on November 6th, 2018, I was pleased to serve as a discussant for my colleague Till Hilmar’s presentation, “Robustness of Social Ties, Robustness of Beliefs: Culture, Inequality and Friendship in Post-socialist East Germany after 1989.”

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Anne Taylor
Invited to be a discussant for Yale's Comparative Research Workshop

In November of 2017, I was invited by Professor Julia Adams to serve as a discussant at Yale's Comparative Research Workshop. Specifically, Professor Adams asked me to respond to Sociology PhD student James Hurlbert's paper, "Enemies Foreign and Domestic: War, Rebellion, and Sovereignty in the Early American Republic," as I have a background in studying early American history. It was a great first time experience as a discussant, and I owe many thanks for the guidance and mentorship Professor Adams provided me. I look forward to doing it again soon!

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Anne Taylor
I am now a Junior Fellow at the Yale Center for Cultural Sociology

In August 2017, I was invited to become a Junior Fellow at Yale's Center for Cultural Sociology by Directors Dr. Jeff Alexander, Dr. Phil Smith, and Dr. Ron Eyerman. I am looking forward to attending the estimable weekly CCS workshop, known for it's rigor, lively conversation, and productivity. This year, I will attend as a participant during Q&A and feedback, and then next year, will contribute a paper.

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Anne Taylor
Choosing Yale

After months (and years) of preparation, I have decided to accept Yale's offer to join their Sociology department as a doctoral student. I'm thrilled!

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Anne Taylor
Hope for a transformative justice...

Today is a celebration of Homecoming at my first alma mater, Gordon College, a place that became a home to me 10 years ago and will always hold a special place in my heart. Gordon provided a safe space for me to grow as an intellectual, a spiritually-minded person, and as a friend. And I met amazing people of all ages - we laid in the middle of the quad and dreamed about love, we danced through all hours of the night, we practiced speaking other languages, we shared joy in our work, and we spent a ton of time hanging out in the trees. When I'm having a particularly hard day, most often the quickest calm comes over me when I picture myself in my bed in my dorm, the window open, the rain pouring, the muffled laughs of my friends in the next room. 

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Anne Taylor