Catherine Taylor

Catherine Taylor (B.A. Cornell University; Ph.D. Duke University) is a writer and editor who works on a wide range of nonfiction forms–from documentary and literary journalism to lyric essays, hybrid-genre writing, critical theory, and poetics.  She is the author of the forthcoming book, You, Me, and the Violence, a meditation on personal and political autonomy that moves from puppets to military drones (21st Century Essay Series, OSU Press), and of Apart, a hybrid-genre book of memoir and political history that combines prose, poetry, cultural theory, and found texts from South African archives (Ugly Duckling Presse). Her first book, Giving Birth: A Journey Into the World of Mothers and Midwives (Penguin Putnam), won the Lamaze International Birth Advocate Award. Taylor has worked as a producer, writer, and researcher on a number of documentary film projects in New York City including The Exiles, which won an Emmy award for historical programming, and she was a Co-founder and Producer of The Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Her work has been supported by fellowships and residencies at Yaddo, The Millay Colony, The Djerassi Foundation, and The MacDowell Colony. She is an Associate Professor in the Writing Department at Ithaca College and is also Co-Director of the Image Text Ithaca MFA program and ITI Press.