I’m Jordan E. Taylor. I’m an editor, writer, and a digital historian of the American Revolution.
Most recently, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Smith College. As a scholar, I am interested in the histories of early North America, the Age of Revolutions, communications, and the Atlantic world. I work at the intersection of digital and transnational approaches to the North American past. Find out more about my research here.
I am a former Editorial Assistant and Digital Projects Editor for the Journal of American History, where I founded and managed its digital publication Process. I am an editor and writer with a passion for translating complex ideas into compelling stories for broad audiences.
I am completing a book manuscript, tentatively titled Misinformation Nation: Foreign News and the Politics of Truth in Revolutionary America, 1765–1804 (under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press). It is a media history of the American Revolution that focuses on the impact of information and news mediators in shaping perceptions and politics. By investigating the ways that false news shaped the formation of American political institutions, it provides a prehistory to our current “fake news” moment.
I graduated with a B.A. in History (summa cum laude; honors with distinction) from the University of Dayton in 2012 and received my Ph.D. in U.S. history from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2019.
I should not be confused with the wide receiver for the Denver Broncos or the controversial Justin Bieber impersonator of the same name.
On this website, you’ll find some more information about me, my teaching, my research, and my dog. If I can help you in any way, or if you would like to know more about my work, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I love to hear from anyone and everyone!