Nicholas Tucker Reyes

Tucker Reyes.

MA: Sociology and Education, 2022, Teachers College, Columbia University
BS: Financial Counseling and Planning, 2018, Purdue University
BA: Law and Society, 2020, Purdue University

Research interests:
Economic Sociology, Law & Society, Inequality, Historical Sociology, Sociology of Education

Tucker Reyes is a PhD student and teaching assistant in the Department of Sociology at the University at Buffalo. His research centers around how law and culture shape inequality. He has studied the historical progression of the welfare state and public assistance programs and the legal stigmatization of the “undeserving” versus the “deserving poor.” His current research examines the legal history of lending practices in the early twentieth-century U.S.

Headworth, Spencer and Nicholas Tucker Reyes. 2021. “Welfare Fraud.” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology.

“He/She/They: Gender Pronouns and Gender Bias in Student Evaluations of Teaching.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2023

“Credentialism and Debt in Workforce Development: Examining the Historical Influence of Law, Policy, and Market Deregulation on Workforce Education in the U.S.” Law and Society Association Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2023

“Collateral Damage: Law and the Advent of Automobile Loans.” Global Meeting on Law and Society in Lisbon, Portugal, 2022

“Automobility on Installments or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Car Loans.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California, 2022