Taylor Prescott

Young Man with a Suit and Purple Tie

Ph.D. Student

Fulbright Alumnus
John Carter Brown Library Fellow

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. My research has also been supported by the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. 

Primary 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, Revolution and Counterrevolution, Marronage, late eighteenth and nineteenth century Sierra Leone and Jamaica.


Selected Publications



Fulbright Foundation, John Carter Brown Library,

CV (file)