Cynthia Taylor


Cynthia is currently a lecturer in the Honors Program. Her research interests are informed by her combined interdisciplinary training in anthropology, biology, and STEM education, and center on the social dimensions of scientific knowledge, public engagement with science, and inclusive science communication surrounding topics in biology, genetics, and evolution. She teaches a variety of courses at URI including APG 345 (Medical Anthropology), Soc 224 (The Sociology of Health, illness and Medical Care), APG 310 (The Anthropology of Childhood), and SOC 100 (Introduction to the Sociological Perspective).


  • Ph.D. in Biological and Environmental Sciences, URI, Science Education and Society Research Program, 2020
  • M.A. Biocultural Anthropology, University of Arizona, 2006
  • B.A. Anthropology, URI, 2003