Pictured above (back row, center) with some of her graduate students in 2009, the author of No Silent Witness is Professor of English at the University of Memphis. She likes to say that her “real education began” only after she’d earned a doctorate in comparative literature and started to teach in the urban Midsouth during an era of social upheaval. As the Vietnam War and the human rights movements expanded her frames of reference, her academic focus shifted and settled in women’s studies, planting a personal interest in writing biography as a way to rectify history’s sins of omission and give silenced stories a voice.
Committed to sharing her expertise with lifelong learning communities, she has offered her life-writing workshops at the Iowa Writing Festival, the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, the Campbell Folk School in North Carolina, the Asilomar Conference Center in central California, the Ferry Beach Park Conference Center in Maine, and the Center for Independent Living in Memphis.
No Silent Witness is Tucker’s fifth book. You can learn more about the others by clicking their covers: