Christopher Tucker joined Cumberland University in the Spring of 2018 as an online adjunct instructor of history. His research interests include American social, cultural, and political history. His first article “Melody and Mirth on Washington Street: John Ordway and Blackface Minstrelsy in Antebellum Boston,” was published in The Historian in 2012; his second article, “I Will Pay That Price as a Poet to Speak My Truth: Feminism, Activism, and the Historical Memory of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls,” was featured in the Moravian Journal of Literature and Film in 2013. Currently, he is working on an article on police brutality and black social spaces in 1960s Springfield, Massachusetts. This article is scheduled to be published in 2019. He has also published numerous book reviews for the North Carolina Historical Review; Journal of Popular Culture; Civil War Monitor; and Civil War History, among others.
Mr. Tucker holds a BA degree in history from Southern New Hampshire University, as well as graduate degrees from Dartmouth College (MA, Liberal Studies) and Clark University (MA, History). He has presented at academic conferences in Tennessee; Florida; throughout New England; and Birmingham, England. He has previously taught at Brandeis University; Eastern Nazarene College; and Newbury College, all in Massachusetts. He was also an employee of the Boston Red Sox from 2013-2017. He received the 2014 Boston Red Sox employee of the year for his service to the Fenway Park Tours department. A native of New England, he now lives in Florida, where he teaches full-time at the highly-ranked Florida Southwestern Collegiate High School.