Department Chair

  • James C. Harrison
    Professor of History
    Kiernan Hall 228

Scott Taylor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History
213 Kiernan Hall
Siena College
Loudonville, NY 12211
(815) 782-6746

Ph.D. University of Virginia
A.B. University of Chicago 
Curriculum vitae

Dr. Taylor has been teaching early modern and medieval European history at Siena since 2001. His specialty is Spanish history, and his first book, Honor and Violence in Golden Age Spain, was published with Yale University Press in 2008. He has won the Best First Article Prize, 2003-05, awarded by the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies for “Credit, Debt, and Honor in Castile, 1600-1650,” Journal of Early Modern History 7 (2003), and the Carl S. Meyer Prize, awarded at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference for the best paper by a young scholar, November 2000, for a paper entitled, “Women, Slander, and Reputation in Early Modern Castile.” The latter appeared as “Women, Honor, and Violence in a Castilian Town, 1600-1650,” The Sixteenth Century Journal 35 (2004).
Dr. Taylor is the director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies minor at Siena College. He was a Fulbright Fellow in Spain in 1998.  Currently he is researching the history of addiction in early modern Europe, and maintains a blog on current publications in early modern Spanish history.