Taylor Prescott

Young Man with a Suit and Purple Tie

Ph.D. StudentFulbright Alumnus

My research is largely centered around narratives of resistance, cultural retention and Black agency throughout the Black Atlantic and West Africa. I am also fascinated by the ways in which colonial subjects throughout the globe have both upheld and subverted the state apparatus. The interconnectivity between Black populations throughout the Americas is of particular import to my research, given my interest in exploring the international underpinnings of early Black radicalism and its implications for subsequent Pan-Africanist discourse. 

I received my B.A in History at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. At Georgetown University, I received my M.A in Global, International and Comparative History. After attaining my master’s degree, I was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to study marronage in Jamaica. While in Kingston, I worked closely with the department of History and Archaeology at the University of West Indies at Mona. In addition to regularly utilizing archival sources at the National Library of Jamaica and National Archives in Spanish Town, I was able to integrate oral history into my work by visiting maroon communities. I also served as a research assistant for Professor Steven Pincus of the University of Chicago. I assisted him in researching and digitizing various manuscripts pertaining to the British Empire.


Advisor: Roquinaldo Ferreira




Fulbright Research Fellowship, University of West Indies at Mona

M.A., Georgetown University (2019)

B.A., magna cum laude, Fisk University (2017)


Research Interests

The Black Atlantic, Resistance and Revolution, Policing, Cultural Retention and Exchange, Black Agency, Imperialism, Comparative Analyses of Empires, West African History, Global History.


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