Christopher Taylor

Assistant Professor; Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism

Christopher TaylorChristopher Stuart Taylor is the University of Waterloo's Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism.

Dr. Taylor completed his PhD at Western University (Canada) in History and Migration & Ethnic Relations (MER), and is an assistant professor in the Department of History and the Arts First program. His previous administrative roles at the University of Waterloo include serving as the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Advisor for the University’s Equity Office, and acting as the Faculty of Arts’ Black Equity Strategist & Anti-Racism Advisor. He is a facilitator with the City of Toronto’s Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit and an Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (EDI-R) consultant.

His book, Flying Fish in the Great White North: The Autonomous Migration of Black Barbadians, was published by Fernwood Publishing

He also worked in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) and began his career as a Policy Coordinator Intern in the Deputy Minister's Office at the Ministry of Labour. He was the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator in the Ministry of the Attorney General's Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility Office; a Senior Policy Advisor at Ontario's Anti-Racism Directorate; and Manager of Social Justice & Change Cluster at the Ontario Correctional Services College. 

Research Interests

  • Race and Racism
  • Black Canadian history
  • Caribbean history
  • Slavery in the Americas
  • The African and Black Diasporas
  • Black identity
  • Migration
  • Anti-racism
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Multiculturalism


  • HBA: University of Toronto (History Specialist)

  • MA: Western University (History, specialization in Migration & Ethnic Relations)

  • PhD: Western University (History, specialization in Migration & Ethnic Relations)
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