Barbara Taylor is a Canadian-born British-based historian and historical author specialising in Enlightenment history, gender studies, and the history of subjectivity. She is Professor of Humanities at Queen Mary, University of London, England. 
She wrote a biography of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), the early English feminist and republican, and continues to speak on her life, for example in 2009 at Newington Green Unitarian Church as part of the 250th anniversary celebrations of Wollstonecraft's birth.
Her memoir "The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times" was published in February 2014. 
- Barbara Taylor profile at the Queen Mary college of the University of London
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