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Security Studies Prof Named Editor of New Book Series

November 14, 2018

Dr. William A. Taylor, an associate professor of security studies at Angelo State University, has been selected as the editor of a new book series, “Studies in Civil-Military Relations,” through the University Press of Kansas.

University Press of Kansas LogoThe new series will publish original manuscripts, imparting a variety of valuable perspectives that analyze the myriad interactions between governments, militaries and societies. It will be global in scope, multidisciplinary in approach, and accessible in presentation, providing an intellectual home for the best and newest research on civil-military relations across a broad spectrum of case studies and comparative frameworks. The editorial approach will be as inclusive as possible, with the common theme being a work’s special contribution to an informed understanding of civil-military relations.

Society for Military History LogoAdditionally, Taylor has been named one of five members of the 2019 Distinguished Book Awards Committee for the Society for Military History, a member of the American Council of Learned Societies. The society encourages research and publication across the whole range of military history and distributes awards in four categories:

  • American Military History
  • Non-American Military History
  • Reference Works
  • Biography and Memoirs

The other four members on the Distinguished Book Awards Committee are faculty from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the Citadel, the U.S. Air Force Air War College and Oklahoma State University.

Established in 1933, the Society for Military History is devoted to stimulating and advancing the study of military history – and publishes The Journal of Military History. The Distinguished Book Awards Committee will give its awards at the society’s annual meeting in May 2019 in Columbus, Ohio.

"Every Citizen a Soldier" Book CoverAn ASU faculty member since 2011, Taylor has published two books, “Military Service and American Democracy: From World War II to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars” (2016) and “Every Citizen a Soldier: The Campaign for Universal Military Training After World War II” (2014), which won a 2015 Crader Family Book Prize Honorable Mention. His latest book, “Contemporary Security Issues in Africa,” will be published in December. He has also contributed to 17 other books and has published more than 65 reference articles and book reviews.

Taylor has won 14 national fellowships and research grants to fund his book research. He won the 2016 ASU President’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Research/Creative Endeavor and the 2016 Texas Tech University System Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Research Award. His books are housed in more than 950 libraries throughout the U.S. and in more than 35 countries.