E. Taylor Atkins, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D., history, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997
  • Certificate, Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama, 1994
  • M.A., history, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992
  • B.A., history, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1989. Fulbright Scholar summa cum laude

Research Interests

Modern Japanese and Korean cultural history; ethnomusicology and jazz studies; transnational popular culture; public memory; colonialism; and Bahá’í Faith history. Dr. Atkins has done pioneering work in the interdisciplinary field of “New Jazz Studies,” working to internationalize scholarship on jazz.

Professional Affiliations

Taylor Atkins


E. Taylor Atkins, Ph.D.

NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Zulauf 306

NIU Department of History
Zulauf 702


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