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Walter R. Tucker IV

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Previous Degrees: MA in Afro-American Studies with Sociology as a designated concentration, University of California Los Angeles (2008); Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Ethnic Studies, University of California Riverside (2007)

Bio:  Currently, Walter is a doctoral student in the African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University.  Additionally, he works as a Research Assistant for the Department of Gender Studies, for Dr. Marlon M. Bailey.  Prior to attending Indiana University, he served as a Residence Life Assistant Resident Director at the University of California Riverside and Research Assistant for the Department of Sociology at the University of California Los Angeles, for Dr. Mignon R. Moore.  Additionally, he was an assistant instructor for an undergraduate introductory sociology course at Howard University, under the supervision of Dr. Ivor Livingston.  Walter is from Compton, California, but he has also lived in Washington, D.C. and Chicago prior to attending Indiana University.  

Associate Instructor:  

AAAD-A408 Race, Gender, and Class in Cross-Cultural Perspective (Fall 2011)

FOLK-E295 Survey of Hip Hop (Fall 2011)

GNDR-G215 Sex & Gender in Cross Cultural Perspectives (Fall 2010 and 2011)

GNDR-350 Queer Theory (Spring 2011)

Study Abroad Research:

Transnational Black Pride--Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (2011)

Research Interests:  

His research is focused on the intersection of race and sexuality, representations of blackness, diversity issues in higher education, and HIV/AIDS prevention among college students.  He seeks to examine the ways in which institutions are oppressive for racial and sexual marginals.