Christopher Taylor


Christopher TaylorChristopher Stuart Taylor completed his PhD at Western University (Canada) in History and Migration & Ethnic Relations (MER). He currently teaches in the Department of History and the Arts First program.

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

He also works 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)
University of Waterloo