Alexandra Schultheis Moore Alexandra Schultheis Moore

Contact Information

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

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications


  1. Regenerative Fictions: Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis, and the Nation as Family. New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
  2. 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

  1. 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

  1.  “Meditations on a Fractured Terrain: Human Rights and Literature.” Co-authored with Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg. College Literature 40.3 (2013).
  2. 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.
  3. “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.
  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.
  5. “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.
  6. “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.
  7. “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.
  8. “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.
  9. “Reading Tibet: Area Studies, Postcoloniality, and Tibetan Self-Determination.”  South Asian Review: Imagining South Asia 28.1 (2009): 87-105.
  10. “African Child Soldiers and Humanitarian Consumption.” Peace Review 20.1 (2008): 31-40.
  11. “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.
  12. “Subjectivity Politics in Sorrow Mountain: Transnational Feminism and Tibetan Autobiography.” Genders 44 (2006): <>.
  13.  “Family Matters in Jamaica Kincaid's The Autobiography of My Mother.” Jouvert 5.2 (2001).
  14. “Postcolonial lack and aesthetic promise in The Moor's Last Sigh.” Twentieth- Century Literature 47.4 (2001): 569-96.
  15. 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


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