Monique Taylor

Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Champlain College

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Monique Taylor is the provost and chief academic officer at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. Taylor most recently spent 18 years working in international higher education with teaching and administrative positions in Mexico, China, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, and the West Bank. In another lifetime, she was a liberal arts professor in Los Angeles and has held teaching and research fellowships at Amherst College, Occidental College, and the UCLA Center for Afro American Studies. She is the author of Harlem Between Heaven and Hell and other publications on gentrification in Harlem, and currently explores the concept of “post-racialism” in the United States by writing about comedy, food, film, and popular culture. She holds a PhD and MA in sociology from Harvard University and a BA in sociology from Yale. Taylor is a past recipient of a Graves Award for Excellence in Teaching from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Donald Loftsgordan Award for Teaching from Occidental College in Los Angeles.