CLAW-Rothermere Fellowship: Stephen Tuck
March 16 - March 27
The inaugural CLAW-Rothermere Visiting Fellowship will be taken up between March 16th and 27th, 2020 by Professor Stephen Tuck, Professor of History at Oxford University and Tutorial Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. A member of Oxford’s Race and Resistance Across Borders research network (www.torch.ox.ac.uk/raceresist) Dr. Tuck has recently completed an overview of the African American struggle for equality in the USA from 1861 to 2008. As part of his current research on the connections between religion, racism and resistance during the Jim Crow era, during his two-week fellowship in Charleston Professor Tuck will be researching the South Carolina childhood of Francis Grimke (1850-1937), one of the most renowned pastors and civil rights activists of his era. Towards the end of his stay Professor Tuck will deliver a Wells-Fargo Distinguished Lecture and guest-lecture in appropriate College of Charleston classes.