A Professor of African American Studies & History at Emory University, Dr. Walter C. Rucker has published more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, book reviews, essays, and encyclopedia entries in a range of venues since 2000.  His books include Gold Coast Diasporas: Identity, Culture, and Power (Indiana UP, 2015), The River Flows On: Black Resistance, Culture, and Identity Formation in Early America (LSU Press, 2005), a co-edited two-volume work entitled The Encyclopedia of American Race Riots (Greenwood Press, 2006), and a co-edited three-volume work entitled The Encyclopedia of African American History (ABC-CLIO, 2010).

He has taught a range of graduate and undergraduate courses including Atlantic Cultures, 1500-1800; Atlantic World Slavery; the Atlantic Slave Trade in History and Memory; Slavery, Culture, and Resistance; the African Diaspora in the Americas; Culture, Society, and History in Ghana; Graduate Seminar in West African Societies and Cultures; Introduction to African American and Diaspora Studies; Black Atlantic Crosscurrents; the Black Atlantic World; Black Atlantic Communities and Cultures; and the Comparative History of the African Diaspora.