Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Paul Taylor

Curator of European, Near Eastern, and Asian Ethnology
Department / Division
  • B.A., University of California
  • M.Phil., Yale University
  • Ph.D., Yale University
Research Interests
Research anthropologist (researcher) at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History; Curator of Asian, European, and Middle Eastern Ethnology; and head of that museum’s Asian Cultural History Program. An author or editor of numerous books and scholarly articles on the ethnography, ethnobiology, linguistic anthropology, and art or material culture of Asia; curator of twenty-one museum exhibitions (including five online virtual exhibitions); and anthropologist consultant for ethnographic films.