Alan Taylor is widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading experts on Colonial America and the early U.S. republic. Taylor’s books on early American history have been lauded by critics and recognized with numerous awards, including the Bancroft and Beveridge prizes, as well as the Pulitzer Prize (twice). Since 2014 Taylor has been the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He previously served on the history faculties of the University of California, Davis, and Boston University. In 1993–94, he was a Fellow at the National Humanities Center.
Alan Taylor photo by Lynn R. Friedman