Jennifer Maytorena Taylor

Jennifer Maytorena Taylor's films include New Muslim Cool, which premiered on PBS's P.O.V.; Paulina, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; Special Circumstances, part of LPB's Voces series; and Home Front; which aired as part of the KQED series Bay Window. Taylor has held fellowships at the Sundance Institute, Banff Centre for the Arts, the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, and the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where she earned a Master's Degree in Specialized Journalism as an Annenberg Fellow. She is a recipient of the James D. Phelan Art Award for her body of work, and has won two Emmys as well as multiple festival awards. She is currently in post-production on a new full-length documentary film for Al Jazeera America. A former dancer who loves Brazilian pop, honkytonk, comic books, tacos, taco trucks, Mad magazine, urban hiking, cooking, modern design, and flat-ground bike riding, Jennifer also teaches in the Social Documentation Master's program at the University of California at Santa Cruz.