Kenneth H. Tucker Jr.
Professor of Sociology
Sociological theory; social movements; mass communications
Kenneth Tucker is the author of Workers of the World Enjoy! Aesthetic Politics, Public Life, and Social Movements, which was published in April 1, 2010 by Temple University Press. His previous book, Classical Social Theory: A Contemporary View (John Wiley & Sons, 2001), explores the contemporary relevance of classical social theory by examining the work of Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and other theorists. Tucker's articles have been published in Current Perspectives in Social Theory; Sociological Theory; Theory, Culture, and Society; and Critical Studies in Mass Communications, among scholarly journals.
A frequent speaker at conferences, Tucker has presented his research around the world in such gatherings as the University of Stockholm's Syndicalism in Comparative Perspective Conference, the American Sociological Association Meetings, and the Theory, Culture, and Society Conference.
Tucker teaches Introduction to Sociology; Collective Behavior and Social Movements; and Issues in Sociology: Modernity and Its Discontents. Students consistently praise him for his challenging and helpful nature as well as his "great sense of humor and style of teaching."
In addition to his research and teaching, Tucker has been a manuscript referee for presses and journals, including Cambridge University Press, Theory, Culture, and Society, Columbia University Press, Sociological Inquiry, and University of Minnesota Press. He has served on panels for programs sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and co-organized conferences on sociology and mass communications.
- "Meribeth E. Cameron Faculty Award for Scholarship," Office of Communications, March 5, 2012
- "MHC's Tucker Speaks on New Book," Office of Communications, August 6, 2010
- "Tucker Tackles Sociologist Anthony Giddens in New Book," College Street Journal, April 30, 1999
- "Sociologist Ponders Communication and Democracy," College Street Journal, April 19, 1996