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Katrina Thompson Moore, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
History


Courses Taught

United States History from 1865; United States History to 1865; Slavery in Film and Popular Culture; Black Atlantic Women; Introduction to African American Studies; Contemporary Black America; History of African Americans in Mass Media; American Slavery; Spirituals, Motown and Hip Hop: African American Social History and Music; Jesuit, SLU, and Slavery; Civil Rights in America; American Slavery and Atlantic World (Graduate Course)

Education

Ph.D., History Department, December, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, December, 2007

M.A., History Department, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, December, 2002

B.A., Political Science and History, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas, December, 2000

Research Interests

19th and 20th century African American and Women History and North American Popular Culture and Media

Publications and Media Placements

Books

Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery (Urbana, Chicago, & Springfield: University of Illinois Press, 2014).

Articles and Book Chapters

"The Fallacy of the Nut P****: Cross-dressing, Black Comedy, and Women," Popular Culture Studies Journal, Special Edition on Black Popular Culture, September 2020.

"Taking care a white babies, that what I do": The Help and Americans Obsession with the Mammy" chapter in When White Write Black, Claire Garcia and Vershawn Young, editors. (Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2014).

"Some were wild, some were soft, some were tame, and some were fiery": Female Dancers, Male Explorers, and the Sexualization of Blackness, 1600-1900," Black Women, Gender, and Families, Volume 6, Number 2(Fall 2012).

"Distorted Images in Travel Literature: An Exploration of the Subjugation of Blackness in the Western World" chapter in America and the Black Body: Identity Politics in Print and Visual Culture, Carol E. Henderson, editor (Madison and Teaneck: FDU Press, 2009), 55-74.

Encyclopedia Entries

"Black Face," International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition, Editor in Chief, William A. Darity. Macmillan Reference USA/Thomson Gale Publishers.

"Roscoe Lewis," African American National Biography, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. Harvard University and Oxford University Press.

"Snoop Doggy Dogg," African American National Biography, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. Harvard University and Oxford University Press.

"D. J. Kool Herc" African American National Biography, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. Harvard University and Oxford University Press.

Book Review

Sandra Jean Graham, Spirituals and Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry, Urbana, Chicago, & Springfield: University of Illinois Press, 2018, The World of Music Journal.

Samuel A. Floyd, Jr., Melanie L. Zeck, and Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., The Transformation of Black Music: The Rhythms , the Songs, and the Ships of the African Diaspora, Oxford University Press, 2017, Journal of the American Musicological Society, 71.2, Summer 2019.

Tim Suereth, Ferguson: America's Breaking Point, Andrew Miller Publisher, 2015, American Book Review, Volume 37, Number 3, 2016.

Christopher J. Smith, The Creolization of American Culture: William Sidney Mount and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy, Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield: University of Illinois Press, 2013. History: Review of New Books, November 2014.

Robert Nowatzki, Representing African Americans in Transatlantic Abolitionism and Blackface Minstrelsy, Baton Rouge, La: Louisiana State University Press, 2010. The Journal of the Civil War Era 2 (June, 2012):265-267.

Mia Bay, Waldo Martin, Deborah Gray White, Freedom on My Mind: A History of African American with Documents, Manuscript Review, Bedford/St. Martin's.

Daina Ramey Berry, Swing the Sickle for the Harvest is Ripe": Gender and Slavery in Antebellum Georgia. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007. Journal of African American History 93 (2008): 575.

Honors and Awards

  • Choice Magazine, Outstanding Academic Title for 2014, January 2015 issue
  • Jesuits Recognition "Most Impactful Person," SLU, 2013
  • Recipient of the President's Research Fund, SLU, 2009
  • Rutgers University Race and Gender Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Provost Faculty Research Leave, Saint Louis University, Fall 2010
  • Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies, Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Rochester, 2010-2011, Declined.
  • Erskine A. Peters Fellow, Department of Africana Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2006-2007.
  • Northeast Consortium for Faculty Diversity Visiting Dissertation Scholar Program, Allegheny College, 2006-2007, Declined.
  • Northeast Consortium for Faculty Diversity Visiting Dissertation Scholar Program, Monmouth University, 2006-2007, Declined.
  • W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2001-2005.