Associate Professor Lisa Moore was born in Canada. She joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1991 and is currently Associate Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her Signature Course teaches students about the history and principles of feminism as a social movement, an academic discipline, and a political theory. Students will read the classics of feminist theory, meet feminist scholars on campus, and interact with community leaders working on gender issues.
Professor Moore’s research and teaching interests include transatlantic eighteenth- century and Romantic literatures, Anglo-American women’s literature (specializing in 20th-century lesbian literature), feminist and queer theory and the history of sexuality.
Professor Moore is the author of Dangerous Intimacies: Toward a Sapphic History of the British Novel (Duke UP) and more than thirty articles, essays and reviews. She has given lectures on her research all over the world including at Cambridge University, the University of Colorado, and Yukon College. In 2002 she was a Visiting Professor at Université de Paris X (Nanterre).