Alexandra Schultheis Moore
Office: MHRA 3320
At UNCG Since: 2003
Ph.D. University of Rochester-1998
Graduate Certificate in Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Rochester-1996
M.A. University of Rochester-1995
M.P.A. Syracuse University-1992
B.A. Brown University-1989
Dr. Moore is an Associate Professor whose work focuses on human rights in literature; global Anglophone literatures; and postcolonial literatures, film, and theory (focus on African and Asian literatures). Additional teaching interests include cross-listed offerings with International and Global Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and African American Studies. Her current research is on "Between Mourning and Advocacy: Human Rights in the Literary Imagination.” She is also co-editing two collections: Teaching Human Rights in Literary and Cultural Studies and Doubling the Voice: Survivors and Human Rights Workers Address Torture.
- Regenerative Fictions: Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis, and the Nation as Family. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
- Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature. Edited by Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg and Alexandra Schultheis Moore. New York and London: Routledge, 2012. Paperback 2013.
Journal Special Issue
- College Literature 40.3 (2013). Special issue on Human Rights and Cultural Forms. Co-editor with Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg and Greg Mullins.
Journal Essays and Book Chapters
- “Meditations on a Fractured Terrain: Human Rights and Literature.” Co-authored with Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg. College Literature 40.3 (2013).
- “Témoignage and Responsibility in Photo/Graphic Narratives of Médecins Sans Frontières.” Special issue on Humanitarian Responsibility, eds. Kerry Bystrom and Glenn Mitoma. Journal of Human Rights. March 2013.
- “Human Rights and Literature: The Development of an Interdiscipline” and “Epilogue.” Co-authored with Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg. Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature. Eds. Goldberg and Moore. New York: Routledge, 2012. 3-16; 261-4.
- “’Disaster Capitalism’ and Human Rights: Embodiment and Subalternity in Indra Sinha’s Animal’s People.” Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature. Eds. Goldberg and Moore. New York and London: Routledge, 2012. 231-46.
- “Old Questions in New Boxes: Mia Kirschner’s I Live Here and the Problematics of Transnational Witnessing.” Co-authored with Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg. Special issue on the Gender of Humanitarian Narrative. Humanity, no. 2.2 (Fall 2011): 233-253.
- “Mourning and the Angel of History in Yvonne Vera’s The Stone Virgins.” Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women’s Writing. Eds. Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo and Gina Wisker. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2010. 41-64.
- “Global Specters: Child Soldiers in the Post-National Fiction of Uzodinma Iweala and Chris Abani.” Emerging African Voices. Ed. Walter P. Collins, III. Cambria Press, 2010. 13-51.
- “From Heterotopia to Home: The University and the Politics of Postcoloniality in Salih’s Season of Migration to the North and Aboulela’s The Translator.” Africa Writing Europe: Opposition, Juxtaposition, Entanglement. Ed. Maria Olaussen and Christina Angelfors. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2009. 187-216.
- “Reading Tibet: Area Studies, Postcoloniality, and Tibetan Self-Determination.” South Asian Review: Imagining South Asia 28.1 (2009): 87-105.
- “African Child Soldiers and Humanitarian Consumption.” Peace Review 20.1 (2008): 31-40.
- “Traumatic Legacy in Darryl Pinckney’s High Cotton.” Complicating Constructions: Race, Ethnicity, and Hybridity in American Literature. Ed. David Goldstein- Shirley and Audrey B. Thacker. Seattle: U of Washington P, 2007. 227-49.
- “Subjectivity Politics in Sorrow Mountain: Transnational Feminism and Tibetan Autobiography.” Genders 44 (2006): <http://www.genders.org/g44/g44_schultheis.html>.
- “Family Matters in Jamaica Kincaid's The Autobiography of My Mother.” Jouvert 5.2 (2001).
- “Postcolonial lack and aesthetic promise in The Moor's Last Sigh.” Twentieth- Century Literature 47.4 (2001): 569-96.
- Co-author with Kirstin Hotelling. “Affinity, Collaboration, and the Politics of Classroom Speaking.” Feminist Teacher 11.2 (1997): 123-32.
Selected Awards and Honors
- Fellow, Collaborative On-Line International Learning Institute (COIL), SUNY Global Center (NEH Digital Humanities Grant), 2011-2013
- Chancellor’s Resident Fellow, Lloyd International Honors College, UNCG, 2010-11
- Contemplative Mind in Society & the Fetzger Institute Fellowship, 2009.
- Center for Critical Inquiry Summer Fellowships, 2007, 2008, 2009.
- Linda Arnold Carlisle Faculty Research Award, 2008.
- Marc Friedlaender Faculty Excellence Award for Research, 2007-2008.
- College of Arts & Sciences Teaching Excellence Award, 2006-2007.
Coordinator of the Human Rights Research Network
Faculty for Women's and Gender Studies