Department of Criminology and Justice Chair and Associate Professor
Ph.D., M.A., B.A., University of Central Florida
Dr. Rae Taylor joined the Loyola faculty in 2009, after earning her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Central Florida. Her research and teaching interests include lethal and non-lethal intimate partner and other interpersonal violent crime, societal and organizational responses to violence, and social inequalities. Dr. Taylor was a 2014 recipient of the Marquette Research Fellowship, and the 2010 Senate Research Award. In addition to her work in academia, Dr. Taylor has been involved in several community-based research projects in the areas of homelessness and human trafficking. She has worked in the criminal justice system as a victim advocate, and continues to train others in the areas of victim advocacy and crisis response.
Her most recent publications include:
Murphy, L.T., Taylor, R., & Bolden, C.L. 2015. “Trafficking and Exploitative Labor Among Homeless Youth in New Orleans.” Modern Slavery Research Project, Loyola University New Orleans.
Post, L.A., Raile, A. N. W, Zeoli, A. M., Taylor, R., Smith, P.K., Dziura, J.D., Biroscak, B.J.
Media and Measurement: Colluding With Murder. (In press: Violence Against Women).
Taylor, R. (2012). The Importance of “Sexual Proprietariness” in Theoretical Framing and Interpretation of Pregnancy–Associated Intimate Partner Violence and Femicide: Through the Eyes of a Junior Scholar. Homicide Studies 16(4), 346-358.
Taylor, R., & Jasinski, J.L. (2011). Femicide and the Feminist Perspective. Homicide Studies 15(4), 341-362.