MICHAEL W. TUCK. teaches a variety of courses on African history, including an introductory course and an upper-level, two-semester survey. Other courses he teaches are the history of Southern Africa, a graduate readings course, a comparative seminar on slavery and slave trades, and historiography and historical methods. He has two major research projects underway. The first, which is a revision of his dissertation, is a study of sexually transmitted diseases in nineteenth and twentieth century Uganda. The second project traces economic and cultural linkages across the Atlantic through a history of the trade in beeswax from the fifteenth century.