Allison Moore

Assistant Professor, African and Contemporary Art History
PhD, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Phone: 813.974.2360
Office: FAH 247

Allison Moore specializes in contemporary African art and photography, exploring intersections of the global and the local and addressing postcolonial, feminist, and aesthetic theories. Her book project, Embodying Relation: Art Photography in Mali, examines the impact of the pan-African Bamako Photography Biennale or Photography Encounters (Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie) on Malian art photography through philosopher and postcolonial theorist Édouard Glissant’s notion of Relation.

Her writing has appeared in Afterimage, African Arts, Artforum,, Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art and Visual Culture, ’Even, History of Photography, and Social Dynamics: A Journal of African Studies, as well as various exhibition catalogs. She co-curated the exhibition Photographing the Social Body: Malian Portraiture from the Studio to the Street at the Perlman Teaching Museum at Carleton College in 2012, which traveled to Bamako’s Maison Africaine de la Photographie in 2015. Previously, Moore worked on the exhibition Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography at the International Center of Photography in New York. She was also a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, co-curating the exhibition Social Capital: Forms of Interaction.

Prior to coming to USF, Moore taught at the University of New Mexico, the University of Vermont, and Savannah College of Art & Design. She teaches the survey course in contemporary art as well as seminars on contemporary African art and photography, critical perspectives in contemporary art, and the history and theory of photography.