Jennifer Tucker

Jennifer Tucker is an associate professor of history and science in society at Wesleyan University.

The World's First Balloon Trips Changed How People Saw the World

Not so long ago, people had no idea what would happen to them—and what they would see—once they ascended into the clouds.

In ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ an Ode to the Gas Lamp

The lamps that once lit London's streets have come to symbolize a certain time and place in British history.