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Verta Taylor

Sociology
UCSB
Professor

 

Verta Taylor is a sociologist whose research focuses on gender, social movements, sexuality, and women’s health. She is the author of 15 books and edited volumes and over 100 scholarly articles on women’s and lesbian and gay movements, which have made important insights into rethinking the conditions associated with collective action, the role of activist networks, emotions, and collective identity.  Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the American Psychological Association Foundation, among others. Taylor was the 2011 recipient of the American Sociological Association’s Jessie Bernard Award, and in 2008, she received the John D. McCarthy Lifetime Achievement Award in Social Movements and the American Sociological Association’s Simon and Gagnon Award for the Lifetime of Scholarly Contributions to the Study of Sexuality. Her current research focuses on the same-sex marriage movement, the cultural outcomes of the gay and lesbian movement, and sexual fluidity and queer identity among college women.

Grants, Awards and Distinctions:

Academic Senate Grant, University of California Santa Barbara. 2013-2014. “As Goes California, So Goes the Nation? The Marriage Equality Movement: A Study of Reactive Mobilization.” $4,991 

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Broom Center Publications
Heather McGee Hurwitz and Verta Taylor. Forthcoming.
"Women Occupying Wall Street: Gender Conflict and Feminist Mobilization."
In 100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment: An Appraisal of Women’s Political Activism. New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Nella Van Dyke and Verta Taylor.  Forthcoming.  
"Cultural Consequences of Social Movements."
Wiley Blackwell Companion to Social Movements, 2nd Edition, edited by David Snow, Sarah Soule, Hanspeter Kriesi and Holly McCammon.  Oxford:  Wiley Blackwell.
Holly J. McCammon, Verta Taylor, Jo Reger, and Rachel Einwohner. 2017.
"The Oxford Handbook of U. S. Women’s Social Movement Activism."
Oxford University Press.
Holly J. McCammon, Verta Taylor, Jo Reger, and Rachel Einwohner. 2017.
"Introduction. "
In The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women’s Social Movement Activism, edited by Holly J. McCammon, Verta Taylor, Jo Reger, and Rachel Einwohner. New York/Oxford:  Oxford University Press.
Leila J. Rupp, Verta Taylor, and Benita Roth. 2017.  
"Women in LGBT Movements. "
In The Oxford Handbook of U. S. Women’s Social Movement Activism, edited by Holly J. McCammon, Verta Taylor, Jo Reger, and Rachel Einwohner. New York/Oxford:  Oxford University Press.
Leila J. Rupp, Verta Taylor, and Shaeleya D. Miller. 2016.  
"Learning to be Queer: College Women’s Sexual Fluidity."
Introducing the New Sexuality Studies, 3rd edition, edited by Nancy Fischer and Steven Seidman.  New York: Routledge.
Shaeleya D. Miller, Verta Taylor, and Leila J. Rupp. 2016.  
"Social Movements and the Construction of Queer Identity."
Pp. 443-470 in Advances in Identity Theory and Research, Volume II, edited by Jan E. Stets and Richard Serpe. New York: Oxford University Press.
Amin Ghaziani, Verta Taylor, and Amy Stone. 2016.  
"Cycles of Sameness and Difference in LGBT Social Movements."
Annual Review of Sociology 42:165-183.
Miller, Shaeleya and Verta Taylor. 2015. 
"Beneath the Sequins: Drag Identity in the LGBT Community. "
International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition.  Edited by James D. Wright and Don Barrett.  Oxford:  Elsevier.
Wuff, Stephen, Mary Bernstein, and Verta Taylor. 2015. 
"New Theoretical Directions from the Study of Gender and Sexuality Movements: Collective Identity, Multi-institutional Politics, and Emotions. "
Pp. 108-130 in The Oxford Handbook of Social Movements, edited by Donatella della Porta and Mario Diani.  New York/Oxford:  Oxford University Press.
Taylor, Verta.  2014.  
"Preface to Sexual Fields: Toward a Sociology of Collective Sexual Life "
edited by Adam Isaiah Green. Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, pp. xiii-xv.
Stets, Jan, Peter Burke, Kay Deux, Jill Keilcolt, Bert Klandermans, Richard Sherpe, Sheldon Stryker, Verta Taylor, and Nancy Whittier. 2014.
"Identity Module of the 2014 General Social Survey. "
National Opinion Research Center.
Taylor, Verta and Leila J. Rupp. 2014. 
"Are we still queer even though we’re married? "
Contexts: Understanding People in their Social Worlds 13 (2): 83-87.
Rupp, Leila J., Verta Taylor, Shiri Regev-Messalem, Alison Fogarty and Paula England. 2014. 
"Queer Women in the Hookup Scene: Beyond the Closet? "
Gender &Society 2 (2): 212-235.
Bernstein, Mary and Verta Taylor.
"The Marrying Kind? Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Gay and Lesbian Movement"
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 2013.
Verta Taylor and Alison Dahl Crossley. 2013.
"Abeyance Cycles in Social Movements"
In Movements in Times of Demographic Transition, eds. Bert Klandermans and Cornelius van Stralen. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Verta Taylor and Mayer Zald. 2013.
"Health Movements"
Pp. 555-558 in Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, eds. David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
Verta Taylor and Alison Dahl Crossley. 2013.
"Abeyance"
Pp. 1-3 in Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, eds. David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
Leila Rupp and Verta Taylor. 2013.
"Feminism and Social Movements"
Pp. 459-463 in Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, eds. David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
Hopkins, Jason, Anna Sorensen, and Verta Taylor. 2013.
"Same-Sex Couples, Families, and Marriage: Embracing and Resisting Heteronormativity"
Sociology Compass 7(2): 97-110.
Bernstein, Mary and Verta Taylor. Eds. 2013.  
"The Marrying Kind? Debating Same-Sex Marriage Within the Gay and Lesbian Movement."
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Rupp, Leila J. and Verta Taylor. 2013. 
"Queer Girls on Campus: New Intimacies and Sexual Identities. "
In Intimacies: A New World of Relational Life, eds. Alan Frank, Patricia Clough and Steven Seidman.  New York:  Routledge ), pp. 82-97.
Bernstein, Mary and Verta Taylor. 2013. 
"Marital Discord: Understanding the Contested Place of Marriage in the Lesbian and Gay Movement. "
In The Marrying Kind? Debating Same-Sex Marriage Within the Lesbian and Gay Movement, edited by Mary Bernstein and Verta Taylor. (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press), pp. 1-35.
Taylor, Verta. 2013.  
"Social Movement Participation in the Global Society: Identity, Networks, and Emotions. "
In The Future of Social Movement Research: Dynamics, Mechanisms, and Processes, eds. Jacquelien van Stekelenburg, Conny Roggeband, and Bert Klandermans. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, pp. 37-57.
Mary Bernstein and Verta Taylor. 2013.
"Identity Politics"
Pp. 580-584 in Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, eds. David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
Heather McKee Hurwitz and Verta Taylor.
"Women’s Cultures and Social Movements in Global Contexts."
Sociology Compass. 6/10: 808-822. 2012.
Rupp, Leila J. and Verta Taylor 
"Verta Taylor and Leila J. Rupp"
Pp. 217-230 in Sociologists Backstage:  Answers to 10 Questions About What They Do, eds. Sarah Fenstermaker and Nikki Jones.  New York:  Routledge. 2011
Rupp, Leila, Verta Taylor, Nancy Whittier, and Eds
"Feminist Frontiers (ninth edition)"
New York: McGraw-Hill. 2011
Verta Taylor, Leila J. Rupp
"Going Back and Giving Back: The Ethics of Staying in the Field"
Qualitative Sociology: Special Issue: Ethics: Beyond the IRB. 34(3): 483-496. 2011.