Dr. Dorceta Taylor

Dr. Taylor is senior associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a professor at the Yale School of the Environment. In 2014, Dr. Taylor authored the landmark national report The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations: Mainstream NGOs, Foundations, Government Agencies, which looked at close to two hundred environmental organizations in the United States and brought into focus the staggering injustices for people of color vis-à-vis these organizations. Dr. Taylor has published such influential books as, most recently, The Rise of the American Conservation Movement: Power, Privilege, and Environmental Protection (Duke University Press, 2016), which examines how conservation ideas and politics are tied to social dynamics such as racism, classism, and gender discrimination.