Fellowship Supports Tucker’s 19th-Century British Press Research

Jennifer Tucker

Jennifer Tucker, associate professor of history, associate professor of science in society, associate professor of feminist, gender and sexuality studies, is the recipient of the Curran Fellowship for 2011, according to the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP).

The Curran Fellowship, made possible through the generosity of Eileen Curran, professor emerita of English at Colby College, and inspired by her pioneering research, provides research and travel grants intended to aid scholars studying 19th-century British magazines and newspapers in making use of primary print and manuscript sources.

Tucker is carrying out a study of the British press’s coverage of the Tichborne Claimant trials, 1871-74.