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Cynthia Grant Tucker

Cynthia Grant TuckerProfessor
Faculty Senator
Secretary, Faculty Senate
Phone: (901) 678-4525
Office: Patterson 423


B.A., 1963, Denison University
Ph.D, 1967, University of Iowa

Academic Summary

With a doctorate in comparative literature, Cynthia Grant Tucker specializes in women's studies, biography, and the culture of humor. She has taught life-writing at the Iowa Writing Festival; the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California; the Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina; and the Center for Independent Living in Memphis.

Select Publications

  • No Silent Witness: The Eliot Parsonage Women and Their Unitarian  World. Oxford University Press [ February 2010]. 
  • Spirited Threads: A Fabric Artist's Passion for Life: The Art and Writings of Patricia Roberts Cline. Portland, OR: Sibyl Publications, 1997.
  • Prophetic Sisterhood: Liberal Women Ministers of the Frontier, 1880-1930. First published in hardback by Beacon Press, 1990, and in paperback by Indiana University Press, 1995. Now available as a paperback reprint from iUniverse.
  • Healer In Harm's Way: Mary Collson, A Clergywoman in Christian Science. Nashville: University of Tennessee Press, 1995. (First published as A Woman's Ministry in 1984 by Temple University Press).
  • Kate Freeman Clark: A Painter Rediscovered. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1981.





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