Sophie Moore

Sophie Moore

Position Title
CST PhD Candidate


Dissertation: "Futures Otherwise: Political Cultures and Agrarian Transformation in Central Haiti"    

Research Interests: Postcolonial Caribbean Studies, Political Ecology, Science and Technology Studies, Rural Development and Agrarian Studies 

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards:

  • Provost’s Dissertation Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (2017-18)
  • UC Consortium for Black Studies Research Grant (2016)
  • UC President’s Global Food Initiative Award (2014)
  • Office of Graduate Studies Travel Award (2013-14)
  • HArCS Dean’s Summer Fellowship (2013)
  • Mellon Research Initiative in Environments & Societies Summer Fellowship (2013)
  • Cultural Studies Summer Research Award (2012, 2015)
  • Beall Recruitment Award, University of Oregon (2010-11)
  • Graduate Distinguished Achievement Award, San Francisco State University (2008)


  • B.A., French Literature, Reed College, 2002
  • M.A., Comparative Literature, San Francisco State University, 2008 Profile


  • "Zombie Democracy: Life, Death, and Elections in Rural Haiti," Cultural Studies Colloquium Series, 11 May 2017
  • "Decolonization and Relational Ontologies," Left Coast Political Ecology Workshop, UC Berkeley, 7 May 2015    
  • “Labor in the Food System,” AMS 55: Food in American Culture, 2013, 2014, and 2015
  • “Jamaican Resistance and The Harder They Come,” COLT 212: Comparative World Cinema, 2011
  • “Food and Frenchness in Delicatessen,” University of Oregon NOMAD speaker series, 2011


  • “Organize or Die: Farm School Pedagogy and the Political Ecology of the Agroecological Transition in Rural Haiti” Journal of Environmental Education, special issue on the political ecology of education (forthcoming 2017).
  • Book Review: "Table Settings: The Material Culture and Social Context of Dining, AD 1700-1900" (Food, Culture & Society 16(3), September 2013)
  • Encyclopedia entry: “Haitian-American Food” Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2012)
  • "Detective Spaces: Impossible Architecture in Georges Perec's La vie mode d'emploi." Equinoxes, July 2008. Available online at