Jason Tucker, MFA

Instructor, English

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  • MFA, Ohio State University
  • BA, University of Montevallo

Research Interests

  • Essays
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Rhetoric and Representation
  • General Humanities
  • Writing Studies
  • Identity in the Southern U.S.


  • "All the White People, Anyway: Race, Gender, and Leaving Home in both Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman and My Own Life,"Pleiades,Issue 37.1, forthcoming January 2017.
  • "A Lonely Place Between Minor Miracles," Prime Number 73, July-Sept. 2015.
  • "Bodies of Work," Going Om: Real Life Stories On and Off the Yoga Mat, Viva Editions, September 2014.
  • "The Flying Ladies," Prime Number 43.2, November 2013.
  • "Here's a Bedtime Story," The Common, October 2013.
  • "The Least Objectionable Thing," The Southeast Review, Issue 30.2, Fall 2012. (Nominated for the Pushcart Prize; notable essay in The Best American Essays, 2013.)
  • "Another Thing I Learned from Writing Obituaries," Cream City Review, Fall 2011.
  • "Bottled Spirits," Waccamaw, Fall 2011. (Nominated for the Pushcart Prize; Sundress Publications' Best of the Net Anthology.)
  • "Drowning Catfish," River Teeth, Spring 2011. (Finalist for the Pushcart Prize.)
  • "Kudzu Got Angry," Sweet, January 2009. (Nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Dzanc Books' Best of the Web Anthology.)
  • "It's More Than Raining," AWP Online, March 2007.
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Courses Taught

  • WRI-100 Developmental Writing
  • WRI-103 Advanced First-Year Writing
  • ENG-221 Tactical Rhetoric: Advocacy & Activism; Propaganda & Power
  • CI-183 The Stories We Tell
  • CI-161 Making History
  • SF-1179 Writing Stories of Self
  • WRI-102 First Year Writing II
  • CAS-HC403 Designing Your Portfolio
  • WRI-101 First Year Writing I
  • FYS-1179 Writing Stories of Self in Society