Brittany Tucker

Brittany  Tucker
  • PhD Alum
  • Department of Sociology
  • JD, MSU 2017
  • MA, MSU 2016
  • BA, MSU 2013
  • BA,MSU 2012
  • 509 E. Circle Drive
  • East Lansing, MI 48824


Brittany Tucker earned a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at Michigan State University. Her 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.


Tucker, B., Gasteyer, S., Carrera, J. Lai, J. (2016). Basics Inequality: Race and Access to Complete Plumbing Facilities in the USA. Du Bois Review, Issue 13.2.