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Rowan "Ro" Moore (he/him/his) is a Lakota/Tsalagi PhD student in the sociology program of the Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics. His research interests are within Indigenous sociology at the crossroads of race/ethnic relations and digital/social media. His research focuses on Indigeneity and portrayals of Indigeneity in film while theorizing the nuanced experiences of Indigenous peoples regarding controlling images, the construction and destruction of the racialized self, and tropes of Indigenous peoples in film. Through his research, Rowan centers Indigenous scholars and Storyworkers while critically engaging with the contributions of Black and Brown scholars similarly displaced at the margins of the academy. In addition, Rowan examines identity formation of Indigenous Queer/Two Spirit peoples and their intersectional relationships with colonization, homophobia, and transphobia. Rowan is also a graduate teaching assistant in the Sanford School, where he enjoys engaging with students through liberating pedagogy. Additionally, Rowan serves as a graduate interviewer and coder on the Arizona Youth Identity Project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation and Russell Sage Foundation.
M.A. in Sociology, New Mexico State University, 2022
B.A. in Political Science, University of Louisville, 2020
Certificate in Peace, Justice, and Conflict Transformation, University of Louisville, 2020
B.A. in Psychology, University of Louisville, 2014
Race and ethnicity
Digital and social media
Summer 2023: Wave Four Coder, Arizona Youth Identity Project
Spring 2023: Data Collector for TIES2 Study, HEART Lab
Spring 2023: Wave Four Interviewer, Arizona Youth Identity Project
Moore, Rowan. 2023. “Uprooted: Black Feminisms’ Pruning From the Canon of Intersectionality”. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA, August 20.
Moore, Rowan. 2023. “Toward an Indigenizing Pedagogy.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Indian Studies Association, Tempe, AZ, February 2.
Alpha Kappa Delta
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
American Sociological Association
Intercontinental American Indigenous Research Association
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science
2023 Volunteer, Third Annual Two Spirit Pow Wow, Phoenix Indian Center
2022-2023 Treasurer, SSFD Graduate Student Association
2022- Scholarship Reviewer, American Indian Science and Engineering Society
2021-2022 Officer, Alpha Kappa Delta NMSU Chapter