Taylor Scott


Taylor Scott is an Assistant Professor of English at Southern University who teaches Freshman Composition (I&II) and Introduction to African American Literature. In 2022, she graduated from Louisiana State University with her doctorate in English (specialty: Culture & Writing). Her teaching and research interests include Afro-pessimism, Black affectivity, and popular culture. In addition to teaching, her passions include creative writing, performance art, and community building. Scott was recently named the 2023-2024 Poet Laureate for East Baton Rouge Parish.



2:15 pm to 3:00 pm
State Library Seminar Center
Afrofuturism: What It Is and Why It Matters
with Rodney Barnes, Rob Guillory, and moderator Taylor Scott



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