Hannah Knox Tucker

Field & Specialties

Early America & Caribbean
Atlantic World
British History
History of Capitalism
Economic History


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA - M.A., History 

College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA - B.A., History and Economics, Summa Cum Laude, May 2015


Tucker is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Virginia studying early American history. Her work explores the development of markets, culture, and middling identity in colonial British America through the lives of ship captains. Supported by more than ten grants and fellowships, Tucker's project follows captains from the decks of their ships into plantations, taverns, coffee houses, and courts to trace the changing nature of trade in early America. She is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and grew up in Alabama.

Courses Taught

Teaching Assistant 

  • Fall 2017 - Modern China 
  • Spring 2017 - The Emergence of Modern Britain, 1688-2000
  • Fall 2016 - American Economic History