Taylor Desloge specializes in modern American urban history, with an emphasis on race, property relations, and urban reform movements in the early 20th century American city.
His dissertation examines the problem of tuberculosis in early 20th century St. Louis, focusing on how diverse groups within the city responded to and interpreted the prevalence of the disease among black St. Louisans, often linking it to wider local and national debates over race, health, poverty, property and the future of the city.
“Creating the Lung Block: Racial Transition and the Making of the ‘New Public Health’ in a St. Louis Neighborhood, 1907-1940,” Missouri Historical Review 111, no. 2 (Jan. 2017): 124-150
“The Separation Should Be Complete’: The Fight for Homer G. Phillips Hospital and the Making of a New Healthcare Politics in Interwar St. Louis,” in St. Louis Currents: Facing Regional Issues at 250. Andrew J. Thiesling & T. Terrence Jones, eds. St. Louis: Reedy Press, 2016: 26-45.