I’m Jordan E. Taylor. I’m a historian of the American Revolution. I’m also 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. I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Smith College.
I am completing a book manuscript, tentatively titled Misinformation Nation: Foreign News and the Politics of Truth in Revolutionary America, 1765–1804. 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 from the University of Dayton in 2012 and received my Ph.D. in early American history at Indiana University–Bloomington in 2019.
I am the former Digital Projects Editor for the Journal of American History, where I founded and managed its digital publication Process.
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.