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Alexandra Schultheis Moore Alexandra Schultheis Moore

Contact Information

E-mail: awschult@uncg.edu
Office: MHRA 3320
At UNCG Since: 2003

Education

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, Class of 1952 Distinguished Scholar, 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 and Diaspora Studies. Her current research is on “Torture and Narrative Proliferation.” She is also co-editing a collection of essays, “Doubling the Voice: Survivors and Human Rights Workers Address Torture in a Post-9/11 World.”

Selected Publications

Books- Monographs

  1. Vulnerability and Security in Human Rights Literature and Visual Culture. New York and London: Taylor and Francis/Routledge, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature Series, 2015.

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

Books- Edited Collections

  1. Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights. Edited by Sophia A. McClennen and Alexandra Schultheis Moore. New York and London: Taylor & Francis/Routledge, 2015.

  2. Teaching Human Rights in Literary and Cultural Studies. Edited by Alexandra Schultheis Moore and Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg. Modern Language Association Options for Teaching Series, 2015.

  3. Globally Networked Teaching in the Humanities: Theories and Practices. Edited by Alexandra Schultheis Moore and Sunka Simon. New York and London: Taylor and Francis/Routledge. Research in Higher Education Series, 2015.

  4. 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. “’Dispossession within the Law’: Human Rights and the Ec-Static Subject in M. NourbeSe Philip’s Zong!Feminist Formations. Special issue on Mobilizing Vulnerability: New Directions in Transnational Feminist Studies and Human Rights, edited by Wendy S. Hesford and Rachel A. Lewis. Forthcoming 2016.

  2. “Recoding The Look of Silence. Victims and Agents: Aesthetic, Legal, and Political Framings of Human Rights and Humanitarianism. Edited by Jonas Ross Kjærgård and Karen-Margrethe Simonsen. London: Birkbeck Law Press, Forthcoming 2016.

  3. “Teaching Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantánamo Diary in the Human Rights and Literature Classroom.” Radical Teacher. Special issue on Human Rights, edited by Susan O’Malley and Michael Bennett. University of Pittsburg Press, Forthcoming 2016.

  4. “Victims, Perpetrators and the Limits of Human Rights Discourse in Post-Palermo Fiction about Sex Trafficking.” Co-authored with Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg. International Journal for Human Rights 19.1 (2015): 16-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2014.980404

  5. “Aporia and Affirmative Critique: Mapping the Landscape of Literary Approaches to Human Rights Research.” Co-authored with Sophia A. McClennen. Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights. Edited by Sophia A. McClennen and Alexandra Schultheis Moore. New York and London: Taylor & Francis/Routledge, 2015.

  6. “Film After Atrocity: An Interview with Joshua Oppenheimer.” Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights. Edited by Sophia A. McClennen and Alexandra Schultheis Moore. New York and London: Taylor & Francis/Routledge, 2015.

  7. “Charting New Courses: Teaching Human Rights in Literary and Cultural Studies.” Co-authored with Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg. Teaching Human Rights in Literary and Cultural Studies.
    Edited by Alexandra Schultheis Moore and Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg. Modern Language Association Options for Teaching Series, 2015.

  8. “Human Rights Cultures and Traditions: Beyond the Post/Colonial and the West.” Co-authored with Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg. Teaching Human Rights in Literary and Cultural Studies.
    Edited by Alexandra Schultheis Moore and Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg. Modern Language Association Options for Teaching Series, 2015.

  9. “’Let Us Begin with a Smaller Gesture’: An Ethos of Human Rights and the Possibilities of Form in Chris Abani’s Song for Night and Becoming Abigail.” Co-authored with Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg. ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 45.4 (October 2014): 59-87.

  10. “Cross-Cultural Negotiations of Human Rights in Literature and Visual Culture.” Co-authored with Alexander Hartwiger. Globally Networked Teaching in the Humanities: Theories and Practices. Edited by Alexandra Schultheis Moore and Sunka Simon. New York and London: Taylor and Francis/Routledge. Research in Higher Education Series, 2015. 156-168.

  11. “’Not to Arouse Your Pity’: Situated Engagement and Human Rights in Dangarembga’s ‘The Letter.’” Special issue on Human Rights and Borders. Tijdschrift/Frame 27.1. [The Netherlands] 2014: 47-63.

  12. “Using Life Narratives to Explore Human Rights Themes in the Classroom.” Co-authored with Brian Brivati, Meg Jensen, and Margaretta Jolly. We Shall Bear Witness: Life Narratives and Human Rights. Eds. Margaretta Jolly and Meg Jensen. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2014. 267-280.

  13. Témoignage and Responsibility in Photo/Graphic Narratives of Médecins Sans Frontières” (revised reprint). We Shall Bear Witness: Life Narratives and Human Rights. Eds. Margaretta Jolly and Meg Jensen. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2014. 175-195.

  14.  “Meditations on a Fractured Terrain: Human Rights and Literature.” Co-authored with Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg. College Literature 40.3 (2013).
  15. 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.
  16. “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.
  17. “’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.
  18. “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.
  19. “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.
  20. “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.
  21. “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.
  22. “Reading Tibet: Area Studies, Postcoloniality, and Tibetan Self-Determination.”  South Asian Review: Imagining South Asia 28.1 (2009): 87-105.
  23. “African Child Soldiers and Humanitarian Consumption.” Peace Review 20.1 (2008): 31-40.
  24. “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.
  25. “Subjectivity Politics in Sorrow Mountain: Transnational Feminism and Tibetan Autobiography.” Genders 44 (2006): <http://www.genders.org/g44/g44_schultheis.html>.
  26.  “Family Matters in Jamaica Kincaid's The Autobiography of My Mother.” Jouvert 5.2 (2001).
  27. “Postcolonial lack and aesthetic promise in The Moor's Last Sigh.” Twentieth- Century Literature 47.4 (2001): 569-96.
  28. Co-author with Kirstin Hotelling. “Affinity, Collaboration, and the Politics of Classroom Speaking.” Feminist Teacher 11.2 (1997): 123-32.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Class of 1952 Distinguished Scholar, UNCG, 2015-17
  • Summer Excellence Research Award, UNCG, 2013
  • Fellow, Collaborative On-Line International Learning Institute (COIL), SUNY Global Center (NEH Digital Humanities Grant), 2011-2013
  • Advancement of Teaching and Learning Grant, UNCG, 2012
  • 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.

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