Cori Tucker-Price

Postdoctoral Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities
School of Religion
University of Southern California

Cori Tucker-Price is a Postdoctoral Fellow the Society of Fellows in the Humanities and the School of Religion at the University of Southern California. Her research and teaching focus on African American history, religion and the American West, migration studies and religion, and media. Her current book project tentatively titled "The People's Platform: Black Religion and the Forging of Black Resistance in Los Angeles, 1903-1953," 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 include church membership rolls, a migrant diary, photographs, and convocation reports. These materials help tell the story of how Black migrants employed Black religion in the American West to expand notions of freedom and re-define conceptions of American citizenship. Dr. Tucker-Price is also 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.