The Department of Women and Gender Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. Nathan Alexander Moore has joined our faculty as an assistant professor.
As a Black transfemme writer, scholar and educator, Dr. Moore's interdisciplinary work explores the nuances of Blackness, queerness and temporality. She applies both critical and creative methods to her scholarship, and her research and writing interests include Black transfemininity, Black speculative arts practices, Black temporalities, and Black visual art and literature. They are currently writing a collection of speculative short fiction called The Rupture Files centering Black queer and trans subjects navigating disaster. A second project, entitled The Osmosis Manual, is equal parts theory, poetry, and memoir charts the connections between Black transfemininity, water, language, and temporality.
She holds a PhD in African and African Diaspora Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and their work has previously been published in Pulse/Pulso: In Remembrance of Orlando from Damaged Goods Press, P-QUEUE, ode to Queer, and Peauxdunque Review. Her essay, “Transliminality: Black Transfemmes and the Limit of Visibility Politics” is published in the TransNarratives: Scholarly and Creative Works on Transgender Experience collected anthology. Their poetry chapbook, small colossus, was published by above/ground press in 2021.
We are excited to welcome Dr. Moore!