Marshall Taylor

Marshall  Taylor

Areas of Study

Culture and Cognition, Political Sociology/Social Movements, Sociological Theory, Natural Language Processing, Computational Sociology


Marshall Taylor is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame, where he is also an affiliate in the Center for the Study of Social Movements (CSSM) and former coordinating editor for the American Sociological Review. In Fall 2019, he will begin as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at New Mexico State University.

His research addresses questions related to cultural cognition. In particular, he examines how material conditions, community contexts, and elements of personal culture shape what people and organizations perceive, attend to, and see as worthy of valuation in various social situations. He has used this guiding theoretical interest to study white nationalism in the U.S., attempts at protest innovation, and sense-making with art objects, among other topics in the sociology of culture, politics, and social movements. His research makes use of a wide range of methodological tools, from text mining and network analysis to dimension reduction techniques and traditional statistical modeling. 

More information can be found at his website.


Taylor, Marshall A. (Forthcoming) “Simulating the Central Limit Theorem.” Stata Journal.

Wood, Michael, Dustin S. Stoltz, Justin Van Ness, and Marshall A. Taylor. Forthcoming. “Schemas and Frames.” Sociological Theory.

Stoltz, Dustin S. and Marshall A. Taylor. 2017. “Paying with Change: The Purposeful Enunciation of Material Culture.” Poetics.

Lizardo, Omar, Robert Mowry, Brandon Sepulvado, Dustin S. Stoltz, Marshall A. Taylor, Justin Van Ness, and Michael Wood. 2016. “What are Dual Process Models? Implications for Cultural Analysis in Sociology.” Sociological Theory34(4):287-310.

Abrutyn, Seth, Justin Van Ness, and Marshall A. Taylor. 2016. “Collective Action and Cultural Change: Revisiting Eisenstadt’s Evolutionary Theory.” Journal of Classical

Sociology 16(4):369-395.

Grier, Tiffanie, Carol Rambo, and Marshall A. Taylor. 2014. “‘What Are You?’: Racial Ambiguity, Stigma, and the Racial Formation Project.” Deviant Behavior 35(12): 1006-1022.

Taylor, Marshall A. and Carol Rambo. 2013. “White Shame, White Pride: Emotional Cultures, Feeling Rules, and Emotion Exemplars in White Supremacist Movement Music.” International Journal of Crime, Criminal Justice, and Law8(1-2):107-134.

Taylor, Marshall A. 2016. “Can Cultural Sociology be an Interscience?” American Sociological Association Culture Section Newsletter 28(3):8, 24.


sdist: A Stata Module for Simulating the Central Limit Theorem