Sociology PhD alumnus featured on PBS NewsMakers

May 11, 2020

Dr. Cedric Taylor, who earned his PhD in Sociology from MSU in 2011, was featured in the PBS Newsmakers interview for his movie "Nor Any Drop to Drink" which follows the Flint water crisis.

"Tens of thousands of Flint residents drank lead-tainted water leading to what is considered by many a human health disaster. Both the state and federal government declared a state of emergency. What was the human toll? The film, “Nor Any Drop to Drink: The Flint Water Crisis” explores the factors leading up to the crisis, its impacts and social inequities, by filmmaker Dr. Cedric Taylor:

Dr. Taylor is a Jamaican-born filmmaker and holds the position of Associate Professor at Central Michigan University. His teaching and research focus on race, racial health disparities, immigrant health, and visual sociology. Dr. Taylor is a "public sociologist" who employs film, visual media and storytelling to engage the broader community in conversations around racism and social and environmental justice. He is the writer, director and co-producer of the documentary film Nor Any Drop to Drink: Flint's Water Crisis that has been screened throughout the country and internationally. He enjoys connecting with the public through public speaking and workshops.