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Walter C. Rucker

African American History

African American Studies

Walter C. Rucker, PhD, is a Professor of African American Studies and History and Director of Graduate Studies for the new doctoral program in African American Studies at Emory University. He recently served as a Co-Chair for the "Visions of Slavery" Mellon Sawyer Seminar. His research specialty is in the early Atlantic African diaspora and African American history. Approaching history from an ethnohistorical perspective, he focuses on the generative nexus between slavery, resistance, and ritual cultures in the Black Atlantic.

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