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Taylor Atkins

Taylor Atkins is a history professor at Northern Illinois University.

He earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois: Research interests include Modern Japanese and Korean cultural history; ethnomusicology and jazz studies; transnational popular culture; public memory; colonialism; and Bahá’í Faith history.

Dr. Atkins has done pioneering work in the interdisciplinary field of “New Jazz Studies,” working to internationalize scholarship on jazz.