Professor Stephen Tuck

Fellow and Tutor in History, Professor of Modern History

Teaching activities

  • History of the United States, Race history, historiography.
  • UNIQ Summer School, Race and Resistance programme

Detailed Biography

Recent activities:

  • Convenor (with Francois Weil, Paris), European Network on Writing American History

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College & university roles and committees

College Function

  • Schools Liaison Fellow

Member of:

  • Governing Body
  • Development Committee
  • Standing Committee
  • Tutors' Committee


  • University Lecturer in American History
  • Director, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)
  • Visiting Fellow, The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Research interests

  • Stephen Tuck's main interest is the history of racial oppression and resistance in the USA and its links abroad.
  • Other research interests include: African American religion, the transatlantic civil rights movement, American historiography.


  • 'Malcolm X's Visit to Oxford University: U.S. Civil Rights, Black Britain, and the Special Relationship on Race'. American Historical Review 118 (2013), 76-103
  • We Ain't What We Ought to Be: the black freedom struggle from emancipation to Obama (Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press, 2010), see
  • The Fog of War: World War II and the Civil Rights Movement (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009)
  • Beyond Atlanta: The struggle for racial equality in Georgia, 1940-1980 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2003).
  • Introduction: Reconsidering the 1970s - The 1960s to a Disco Beat?' and '"We Are Taking Up Where the Movement of the 1960s Left Off": The Proliferation and Power of African American Protest during the 1970s', Journal of Contemporary History. Vol 43 (2008) pp.617-620, 637-654.
  • 'De-Centring the South: America's Nationwide White Supremacist Order after Reconstruction (with D. King) ', Past and Present. Vol 194 (2007) pp. 213-253
  • 'The New American Histories', The Historical Journal. Vol 48(3) (2005) pp. 811-832.