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Dom Taylor

PhD Candidate (Legal Studies)

Dom Taylor  is a PhD candidate at Carleton University. His research interests include Marxism, legal positivism, international law, normativity, domination, and neo-pragmatism.

Prior to coming to Carleton, Dom worked as an archivist and academic librarian. His MA thesis in Philosophy (McMaster University) defended a neo-pragamatist and contextualist account of literal meaning.


Umut Özsu


MLIS (Dalhousie University)

MA in Philosophy (McMaster University)

BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies (University of Prince Edward Island)


Taylor, D. (2020). Shoikhedbrod’s Aufhebung of Law [Review of the book Revisiting Marx’s Critique of Liberalism by I. Shoikhedbrod]. Legal Form.

Taylor, Dom. & Dimick, Matthew. (2020). More depth, less flatness: Marx’s negative ontology of social totality. Legal Form.

Taylor, Dom (in press). Rupturing capitalist alienation: Current debates on open borders as a catalyst for ethically-motivated information literacy. In A. Ndumu (Ed.), Borders and Belonging Borders and belonging: Critical examinations of library approaches toward immigrants (pp.171-194). Litwin Press.


Taylor, D. (2018, April 5). Teaching the tension. Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC), University of Liverpool, UK.

Taylor, D. (2018, May 14). The Incoherence of Post-truth. North Dakota-Manitoba Association of College & Research Libraries’ Annual Symposium, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.

Taylor, D. (2018, September 20). Archival appraisal and the concept of representation. 2018 University of Manitoba – University of Trier Biennial Partnership Conference: Treasury, Guardian, Cognitive Process: Memory Studies in Canada and Germany, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.

Taylor, D. (2019, June 2). Identity, capitalism, and critical librarianship [Conference presentation]. Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) Annual Conference: The politics of conversation: Identity, Community, and Communication, University of British Columbia,Vancouver, BC.

Scholarships & Awards

2014 Dalhousie-Horrocks National Leadership Fund, Dalhousie University

2007 Ontario Graduate Scholarship

2006 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council—Canada Graduate Scholarship