Department of English

People

Jeffrey Allen Tucker

Research Interests

Jeffrey Tucker studies literature as a context for discussions about postmodernism, cultural and identity politics, and racial representation. Much of his research has addressed the genre of science fiction. His current projects include articles on technology and identity in novels by Octavia E. Butler as well as a study of the life and writings of John A. Williams.

Fellowships, Honors & Awards

  • G. Graydon and Jane W. Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Rochester
  • Bridging Fellowship, College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, University of Rochester
  • Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan Center for Afroamerican and African Studies
  • Summer Stipend Award, National Endowment for the Humanities

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • Courses in African-American fiction, drama, and autobiography; science fiction; and postmodernism

Selected Publications

  • A Sense of Wonder: Samuel R. Delany, Race, Identity, and Difference, Wesleyan 2004
  • Race Consciousness: African-American Studies for the New Century, NYU 1997 (co-editor)
  • “The Human Contradiction: Identity and/as Essence in Octavia E. Butler’s Xenogenesis Series,” in Yearbook of English Studies 37.2 (2007), 164-81
  • “Contending Forces: Racial and Sexual Narratives in Samuel R. Delany’s Dhalgren,” in Science Fiction: Critical Frontiers, St. Martin’s 2000