Jeffrey Tucker studies literature as a context for discussions about postmodernism, cultural and identity politics, and racial representation. Much of his research has addressed the genre of science fiction. His current projects include articles on technology and identity in novels by Octavia E. Butler as well as a study of the life and writings of John A. Williams.
A Sense of Wonder: Samuel R. Delany, Race, Identity, and Difference, Wesleyan 2004
Race Consciousness: African-American Studies for the New Century, NYU 1997 (co-editor)
“The Human Contradiction: Identity and/as Essence in Octavia E. Butler’s Xenogenesis Series,” in Yearbook of English Studies 37.2 (2007), 164-81
“Contending Forces: Racial and Sexual Narratives in Samuel R. Delany’s Dhalgren,” in Science Fiction: Critical Frontiers, St. Martin’s 2000