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I am a PGR student in History. I am currently researching Liberalism within Scottish Jacobitism with an emphasis on the transatlantic nature of that movement. In this project I am being supervised by Professor Michael Brown and Dr. Bradford Bow. I received a BA in Biblical and Theological Studies at Boyce College, and an MDiv at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I have just moved to Aberdeen from the States where I pastored a dear congregation called New Liberty Baptist Church. I am a Texan blessed with a beautiful wife and two wonderful children. Χάρις ὑμῖν καὶ εἰρήνη πληθυνθείη ἐν ἐπιγνώσει τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ Ἰησοῦ τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν.

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Past Research

Conference Papers

  • Taylor, M.R. Sheltering of Scottish Jacobites in Oglethorpe’s Georgia. Scots Abroad Conference, Eighteenth Century Scottish Studies Society, U of Liverpool, 31 July 2022.
  • Taylor, M.R. Robert Ferguson and Jacobite Liberty in the Americas. Postgraduate Virtual Workshop, Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, U of Aberdeen, 1 November 2022.
  • Taylor, M.R. 'Ancient Natives': The Liberal Jacobite Defence of Indigenous Society. Multidisciplinary Graduate Conference in Premodern Studies, Newberry Library, 27 of January 2023.


Book Review

  • Taylor, M.R. Review of Scottish Presbyterianism Re-established: The Case of Stirling and Dunblane, 1687-1710, by T.N. Muirhead. Eighteenth Century Scotland No. 36, Spring 2022, 7 of June 2022, pgs. 22-23.


Academic Organizational Experience

Aberdeen University Press Volunteer: JST & JISS                                              2021-2022

Aided in the republication of various articles for the Journal of Scottish Thought and Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies. Gathered permissions from authors and answered questions regarding open access publication.

RIISS Colloquium Organizer: Jacobite Nations                                                   2022

Organized, recruited for, and managed a workshop questioning the role of nationalism in Jacobite studies. It was a hybrid event and included American, English, Irish, and Scottish scholars. Duties included everything from chairing panels to booking hotels.

Funding and Grants

I am a grateful recipient of the:

I. James Beattie Scholarship 2021-2024

II. Aberdeen Postgraduate Research Award 2021, 2022

III. Santander Mobility Award 2022

IV. Ken Graham Educational Scholarship 2022

V. ECSSS Doctoral Travel Award 2022

VI. Strathmartine Trust Award 2022

VII. Marinell Ash Award 2022

VIII. NHScot Fund 2022

IX. Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grant 2023


Teaching Responsibilities

Past Courses

Tutorial: HI2020 Birth of Modernity: Politics, Culture &‌ Science in Europe 1700-1870


Current Course(s) 

Tutorial: HI1527 American Civilizations