Dorceta Taylor

Professor of Environmental Justice

Selected Publications


  • Taylor, Dorceta E. 2016.  The Rise of the American Conservation Movement:  Power, Privilege, and Environmental Protection.  Durham:  Duke University Press.   486 pages.
  • Taylor, Dorceta E.  2014.  Toxic Communities:  Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility.  New York University Press.  343 pages.
  • Taylor, Dorceta E.  2010.  Environment and Social Justice:  An International Perspective.  Edited by Dorceta E. Taylor.  Research in Social Problems and Public Policy, volume 18 (September). Bingley, UK:  Emerald Press.  490 pages.
  • Taylor, Dorceta E.  2009.  The Environment and the People in American Cities: 1600s-1900s.  Disorder, Inequality and Social Change. Durham:  Duke University Press. (Winner of the Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award for the Environment and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association for works published between 2007 and 2009.  626 pages.)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • 2019. Rybarczyk, Greg, Taylor, Dorceta E., and Brines, Shannon.  “A Geospatial Analysis of Access to Ethnic Food Retailers in Two Michigan Cities: Investigating the Importance of Outlet Type within Active Travel Neighborhoods.”  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  17(1): 166.  DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17010166. 
  • 2019. Taylor, Dorceta E.; Paul, Sophia; and McCoy, Ember.  “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Salience of Publicly Disclosing Demographic Data in American Environmental nonprofits.”  Sustainability. 11,5491.
  • 2019. Taylor, Dorceta E. “College Students and Nature: Differing Thoughts of Fear, Danger, Disconnection, and Loathing.”  Environmental Management.  DOI:  10.1007/s00267-019-01172-9. 
  • 2018. Taylor, Dorceta E. “Enhancing racial diversity in the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences.”  Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. DOI:  10.1007/s13412-018-0518-1.  
  • 2018. Taylor, Dorceta E. “Racial and Ethnic Differences in Connectedness to Nature and Landscape Preferences Among College Students.”  Environmental Justice. /env.2017.0040.
  • 2018. Taylor, Dorceta E. “Black Farmers in the U.S. and Michigan: Longevity, Empowerment, and Food Sovereignty.”  Journal of African American Studies.  DOI: 10.1007/s12111-018-9394-8.
  • 2018. Burdine, Justin and Dorceta E. Taylor.  “Neighborhood Characteristics and Urban Gardens in the Toledo Metropolitan Area:  Staffing and Voluntarism, Food Production, Infrastructure, and Sustainability Practices.”  Local Environment. 23(2):  198-219. DOI:  10.1080/13549839.
  • 2017. 1397614.2018. Taylor, Dorceta E. “Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Students’ Readiness, Identity, Perceptions of Institutional Diversity, and Desire to Join the Environmental Workforce.”  Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.  8:  152-168.  DOI:  10.1007 /s13412-017-0447-4.
  • 2015. Taylor, Dorceta E. “Gender and Racial Diversity in Conservation Organizations:  Uneven Accomplishments and Cause for Concern.”  Environmental Justice.  8(5):  165-180.
  • 2015. Taylor, Dorceta E. and Kerry J. Ard. “Detroit’s Food Justice and Food Systems.”   Focus.  32(1, Spring/ Summer):  13-18.
  • 2015. Taylor, Dorceta E. and Kerry J. Ard. “Food Availability and the Food Desert Frame in Detroit:  An Overview of the City’s Food System.”  Environmental Practice.  17(2):  102-133.
  • 2011. Taylor, Dorceta E. “The Evolution of Environmental Justice Activism, Research, and Scholarship.”  Environmental Practice.  13(4):  280-301.
  • 2011. Taylor, Dorceta E. “Racial and Gender Differences in Job Mobility and Wages of Employees in Environmental Organizations.”  Environmental Practice.  13(4):  370-385.
  • 2011. Taylor, Dorceta E. “Guest Editorial.”  Environmental Practice.  13(4):  274-275.2011. Taylor, Dorceta E. “Letter to the Editor.”  Journal of American History.  98 (3, December):  954-955.
  • 2007. Taylor, Dorceta E. “Employment Preferences and Salary Expectations of Students in Science and Engineering.” BioScience.  57, 2(February): 175-185.
  • 2007. Taylor, Dorceta E. “Diversity and Equity in Environmental Organizations: The Salience of These Factors to Students.” Journal of Environmental Education. Vol. 39 (1):  19-43.