MSU Sociology PhD Student Brittany Tucker awarded Fellowship

February 4, 2021

Brittany Tucker has been selected as the recipient of the Barbara Stewart Thomas and Jim Thomas Graduate Fellowship for Spring 2021.

"This endowed award was created for individuals whose studies demonstrate the pursuit of “social justice for all.” Your dedication to this goal was met with the admiration of the fellowship review committee," wrote Graduate School Dean Thomas D. Jeitschko. 

Tucker's primary research interests are race/ethnicity, family, and law and society. Currently, Tucker works at a nonprofit as a staff attorney where she is able to see her research interests play out in reality. Her recent scholarly work focuses on the legal consequences and challenges of water access in underserved communities.

Tucker received her Juris Doctor from Michigan State University in 2017. While at MSU College of Law, she participated in the Chance at Childhood Advocacy Program assisting low income individuals with family law issues. Tucker received her Master of Arts in Sociology from Michigan State University in 2016. While receiving her Master’s, she participated in the MSU Center for Gender in Global Context where she specialized in Women and Gender Studies. For her thesis, Tucker explored the Criminalization of African American men in the child support system.