Postdoctoral Fellows


Cori Tucker-Price

2022–2024 Postdoctoral Fellow, Religion
PhD in Religion and Society, Harvard University

Cori Tucker-Price’s research and teaching focus on African American history, religion and the American West, religion and media, and migration studies.  She received her Ph.D. in Religion and Society from Harvard University.
Her current book project traces the historical and social forces that shaped the practices of African American religious institutions in Southern California. This project is informed by a diverse array of primary sources generated by Black migrants, which help to tell the story of how these migrants deployed Black religion in the American West to expand notions of freedom and re-define conceptions of American citizenship. Dr. Tucker-Price is a Public Fellow in Religion and the American West at the New York Historical Society, funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. Her work has been supported by the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE), the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation (FDR), and the Harvard Horizons Scholar program. Prior to her appointment at USC, she was the Guarini Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration in the U.S. Context at Dartmouth College.