I was born and raised in Lebanon, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. I grew up playing the drums (drum set and marching/rudimental percussion, mostly) throughout middle school, high school, and college, and still enjoy playing when I have the time.

Prior to coming to Notre Dame, I received an M.A. from The University of Memphis, where I wrote a thesis on shame-pride emotion schemas in white supremacist music. Memphis is, without a doubt, my second home.

I live in South Bend, Indiana, with my wife—a 5th grade teacher in a neighboring public school district.

I can be reached at mtaylo15 [at] nd [dot] edu. For snail mail: 4046 Jenkins Nanovic Halls, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 46556.