College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Tucker is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Religious Studies and is pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies.
Tucker works with adolescents in Catholic education to investigate the ways Catholic theology shapes emotion and emotional orientations toward gender and sexuality. He is particularly interested in examining the complex and ongoing process of moral formation and the intellectual agency of adolescents in Catholic education. Tucker aims to expand on the knowledge of the understudied area of youth and religion. To this end, he engages in both historical methods of archival research and ethnographic fieldwork.
Tucker is currently working as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Rhetoric. In this role, Tucker is the instructor of record teaching Introduction to Rhetoric (RHET:1030). He enjoys introducing his students to college-level critical thinking, reading, writing, and discussion.
He holds a Master of Arts in Divinity from the University of Chicago Divinity School (Class of ’19) where he found his passion for studying contemporary American religiosity and religious ethics. Tucker earned a B.A. in Theology/Religious Studies and a B.A.S. in Psychology from the University of San Diego (Class of ’17). Prior to entering the doctoral program Tucker worked for two years as a high school instructor in Tucson, Arizona. He lives with his two cats and enjoys cooking playing video games, and working out.
RHET1030—Introduction to Rhetoric