Candace Moore

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Candace Moore

Assistant Professor of Screen Arts and Cultures and Women's Studies

Office Location(s): 6439 North Quad
Office Hours: Winter 2014: Mon. & Wed., 1:00-2:00pm
Phone: 734.763.2147
canmoore@umich.edu
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  • About

    EDUCATION:
    Ph.D. Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA, 2010
    Dissertation: <i>L Word(s): TV’s New Queer Lexicon
    Chair: Professor Kathleen McHugh; Members: Professors John Caldwell,
    Darnell Hunt, Chon Noriega

    Exams: American Film History, American Television History,
    Contemporary Film Theory, Cultural Studies, Experimental Film, Historiography

    M.F.A. Creative Writing, San Francisco State University, 2000                    
    B.A. Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1996
    Elected Phi Beta Kappa

    AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS:
    Writing:                1st Place, SCMS Graduate Student Essay Award, 2006
                                    Essay was published in Cinema Journal
    Dissertation:      UCLA Dissertation Fellowship Award (tuition, fees, and stipend), 2008
    University:         UC Regents Stipend, 2005-2007
                            UCLA Center for the Study of Women Research Travel Grant, 2007
                            UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Award, 2005
    Harold Leonard Stipend (departmental award), 2004-2005

    PUBLICATIONS:
    “To a Queer Degree,” GLQ 15, No. 4 (Fall 2009).
                   
    “Liminal Places and Spaces: Public/Private Considerations” in Vicki Mayer, Miranda Banks, and John Caldwell, eds.  Production Studies: Cultural Studies of Media Industries.  New York and London: Routledge, 2009.

    “Resisting, Reiterating, and Dancing Through: The Swinging Closet Doors of Ellen DeGeneres’ Televised Personalities” in Rebecca Beirne, ed. Televising Queer Women: A Reader.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan: 2008.

    “Having it All Ways: The Tourist, the Traveler, and the Local in The L Word,” Cinema Journal 46, No. 4 (Summer 2007): 3-23.

    “Getting Wet: The Heteroflexibility of Showtime's The L Word” in Merri Lisa Johnson,     ed.  Third Wave Feminism and Television. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.  (Revised reprint of “Having it All Ways”)

    “Is She Man Enough: Female Masculinities in The L Word” in Kim Akass and Janet McCabe, eds. Reading the L Word: Outing Contemporary Television. London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2006.  Co-authored with Kristen Schilt

    RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS:
    American Film History, American Television History, Convergence Media,
    Cultural Studies, Cultures of Consumption, Diversity in Television, Experimental Film, Feminist and Queer Media Studies, Feminist Film Theory, Historiography, LGBT Studies, Media Industries and Production Cultures, Television Genres, Women and the Avant Garde, Women in Popular Culture

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

    Instructor, Emerson College (Los Angeles Center):
    “Television Genres,” Media Arts, Spring and Fall 2008, Spring 2009
    “Cultures of Production,” Graduate Seminar, Media Arts, Summer 2008

    Instructor, UCLA:
    “Introduction to LGBT Studies,” LGBT and Women’s Studies, Summer 2008
    “Composition, Rhetoric, and Language,” Writing Programs, Spring and Winter 2008

    Instructor, University of California, Riverside:
    “Gender, Sexuality, and Visual Culture: Feminist Film Theory and Practice,” English and Media & Cultural Studies, Fall 2007

    Teaching Associate/Assistant, UCLA:
    “Introduction to LGBT Studies,” LGBT and Women’s Studies, Fall 2007
    “European Film History,” Cinema and Media Studies, Spring 2007
    “American Television History,” Cinema and Media Studies, Winter 2006
    “American Film History,” Cinema and Media Studies, Fall 2006
    “Film Genres: The Biopic,” Cinema and Media Studies, Spring 2005          
    “Criticism in the Public Arts,” Communications, Winter 2005

    GUEST LECTURES: 
    “Rethinking Mulvey,” “Feminist Theory,” Instructor Karina Eileraas, Women’s Studies,
    UCLA, 2007

    “LGBT Representations in Film and Television,” “Introduction to LGBT Studies,”
    Professor James Schultz, LGBT and Women’s Studies, UCLA, 2007

    “Queer Sex in Television,” “Senior Seminar: Sex and Media,” Instructor Lucas
    Hildebrand, Critical Studies, USC, 2007

    “Ellen DeGeneres’ Televised Personalities,” “Queer Women and Hollywood,” Instructor
    Maria San Filippo, Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA, 2007

    “Women in Cable Television,” “Women in Popular Culture,” Instructor Alison Hoffman,
    Women’s Studies, CSU Long Beach, 2006  

    PRESENTATIONS:
    “The Lesbian-Feminist Archive in Los Angeles,” The “Access Mazer” Project Symposium, Center for the Study of Women, UCLA, 2009.

    “Transgressive Maids and Bunny-Eared TVs: Queering Network Television,” University
    of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2009
     
    “Constructing L Worlds: Screening Parties as Liminal Places and Spaces,” American
    Anthropological Association Conference, San Francisco, California, 2008

    “Ramblings, Rants, and Reviews: Lisa Ben and Early Queer Media Criticism,” June L.
    Mazer Lesbian Archives, West Hollywood, California, 2008           

    “Bunny Eared TV: Making Things Perfectly Sketch,” Console-ing Passions Conference
    on Television, Audio, Video, New Media, and Feminism, Santa Barbara, California, 2008
                   
    Co-Chair, “Transgressive Sexuality in Television and Convergent Media” panel, Society
    for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2008
     
    “The Queerer or the Queered: Canny and Uncanny Female Subjects of ‘60s Television,”
    Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2008

    “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered: Queered Women in '60s Television” Plenary
    Talk, Film, Television and the 1960s Conference, Plymouth, New Hampshire, 2007

    “Spy vs. Queer: Cold War TV’s McCarthy-Army Hearings and the Early Queer Press,”
    Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 2007

    “Production Cultures” Workshop, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference,
    Chicago, Illinois, 2007

    “L Word(s): TV’s New Queer Lexicon,” Center for the Study of Women, UCLA, 2007

    “Fetish on (and of) Film:  Queer Temporalities and Antagonized Pleasures in the Works
    of Maria Beatty and Jennifer Reeves,” Thinking Gender Conference, UCLA, 2007 

    “Having it All Ways: The Tourist, The Traveler, and the Local in The L Word,” Society
    for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 2006

    “Is She Man Enough: Female Masculinities in The L Word,” LA Queer Conference,
    UCLA/USC, 2005
                                   
    “White and Straayer: Toward Theories of Lesbian Spectatorship,” USC/UCLA Graduate
    Conference, USC, 2005

    “Maybe She Has Her Reasons: Spike Lee’s She Hate Me and the Role of the Lesbian
    Consultant,” QGrad Conference, UCLA, 2004

    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
    Research Associate, UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW), 2005-2007
    Assisted CSW director in research on global women filmmakers, feminist pedagogy, the avant-garde, critical theory, trauma and media, and autobiography.
    Helped plan and coordinate CSW’s 2006-2007 events.  
    Processed administrative and research files from CSW’s first twenty years (1984-2004) for storage in UCLA’s University Archives and created finding aids for the materials.
    Worked with principal investigator to procure a $70,000 Community Partnerships grant for the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive and CSW.

    Research Assistant, UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies, 2004-2005
    Assisted Bunche Center director in research on racial representations in prime time network television.

    EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE:
    Academic: Editor, UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies, 2002-2004
    Edited and designed book manuscripts, research reports, newsletters, websites, invitations, programs, flyers and advertising for the UCLA Bunche Center.
    Solicited interdisciplinary academic work on African American Studies
    Corresponded with scholars regarding edits and permissions
    Communicated with distributors, co-sponsoring presses, printers, copyright agencies, and bookstores
    Processed purchases, deposits, royalties and permissions requests.

    Books Edited:
    Von Blum, Paul.  Resistance, Dignity, and Pride: African American Artists in Los Angeles.  Los Angeles: CAAS Publications, 2004.

    Bennett, Dionne, Candace Moore, Ulli K. Ryder, and Jakobi Williams, eds. Revolutions of the Mind: Cultural Studies in the African Diaspora Project 1996-2002.  Los Angeles: CAAS Publications, 2003.
    Articles Edited:
    Teranishi, Robert, Walter R. Allen, Daniel G. Solorzano, Renee Smith Maddox, Anthony B. Maddox, and Laurel K. Davis.  “Separate But Certainly Not Equal:  2003 CAPAA Findings” Bunche Research Report Vol. 1, No. 2.  Los Angeles: CAAS Publications, 2004. 

    Hunt, Darnell.  “Prime Time in Black and White: Not Much is New for 2002,” Bunche Research Report Vol. 1, No. 1.  Los Angeles: CAAS Publications, 2003.

    James, Angela.  “Living Just Enough:  Race and Home Ownership in Los Angeles,” CAAS Research Report Vol. 1, No. 2. Los Angeles: CAAS Publications, 2002.

    Hunt, Darnell.  “Prime Time in Black and White: Making Sense of the 2001 Fall Season” CAAS Research Report Vol. 1, No. 1. Los Angeles: CAAS Publications, 2002.    

    Assistant Editor, Hunt, Darnell, ed.  The Media and African American Series, Vol. 1—Channeling Blackness: Studies on Television and Race in America.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

    LGBT Press:
    Contributing Writer, Curve Magazine (Print readership: over 250,000), 2006-present
    Write a monthly column “Sapphic Screen,” which includes reviews of films, television programs, and digital media sites, for this bestselling lesbian magazine. 
    Regularly contribute feature articles (including cover stories) and interviews about queer women in media.

    Entertainment Editor and Writer, Girlfriends Magazine (Print readership: over 75,000), 2000-2006
    Edited film review section and wrote a monthly film column for this national lesbian magazine for more than seventy issues. 
    Regularly contributed feature articles (including cover stories) and interviews about queer women in media. 

    Contributing Writer, AfterEllen.com (Online monthly readership: over 350,000), 2004-2005
    Wrote film, television, and DVD reviews and feature articles for the leading entertainment website for and about lesbian and bisexual women, now owned by MTV Networks’ Logo.

    Literary:
    Contributing Editor, Fourteen Hills, 1996-1997
    Solicited, selected, edited, and proofread poem submissions for this national literary magazine.

    Founding Editor, Red Wheelbarrow, 1994-1996
    Edited and produced the first three issues of the UCSC literary journal
    In charge of selection, copy editing, proofreading, page design, marketing, and successfully obtaining grants. 

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS:
    Reading and writing proficiency in German

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
    Society for Cinema and Media Studies, American Studies Association,
    Modern Language Association, American Anthropological Association, International Communication Association

     

    Current Article: Candace Moore has a short article in the recent In Media Res week devoted to the L Word. It's entitled "The L Word Plays Itself."

    http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/theme-week/2009/38/l-word

  • Education
    • PhD, Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA, 2010
    • MFA, Creative Writing, San Francisco State University, 2000
    • BA, Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1996