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Alexandra Moore

Director; Professor

Human Rights Institute; English, General Literature and Rhetoric


Alexandra Moore’s publications include Vulnerability and Security in Human Rights Literature and Visual Culture (2015) and Regenerative Fictions: Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis, and the Nation as Family (2004). She has also co-edited several volumes: Writing Beyond the State: Post-Sovereign Approaches to Human Rights in Literary Studies (with Samantha Pinto, 2020); Witnessing Torture: Perspectives of Torture Survivors and Human Rights Workers (with Swanson, 2018) The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights (with Sophia A. McClennen, 2015); Teaching Human Rights in Literary and Cultural Studies (with Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg, 2015); Globally Networked Teaching in the Humanities (with Sunka Simon, 2015); and Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature (with Goldberg, 2011).

Her current research focuses on human rights violations in the ongoing war on terror. She also has an edited collection, Technologies of Human Rights Representations (with James Dawes, forthcoming). Moore is the editor of the Human Rights Series at SUNY Press as well as the Studies in Literature, Culture, and Human Rights Series at Palgrave.


  • PhD, MA, University of Rochester
  • MPA, Syracuse University
  • MA, University of Rochester

Research Interests

  • Human Rights in Literature and Visual Culture
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Critical Theory
  • Feminist Theory

Teaching Interests

  • Human Rights in Literature and Visual Culture

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