Bio


Kevin C. Moore teaches rhetoric and writing. He holds a PhD in English from UCLA (2013). Prior to arriving at Stanford, he taught as a lecturer in the Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara (2013-2019). His research interests include propaganda studies, science and rhetoric, Ralph Ellison, and writer's block. Dr. Moore's work has appeared in Arts, Arizona Quarterly, Composition Studies, Writing on the Edge, MAKE, Souciant, and the Santa Barbara Independent, as well as collections such as Ralph Ellison in Context (Cambridge University Press 2021) and Creative Ways of Knowing in Engineering (Springer 2017). He also writes fiction and creative nonfiction.

Academic Appointments


  • Lecturer, Writing and Rhetoric Studies

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., UCLA, English (2013)
  • M.A., University of Arizona, English (2007)
  • B.A., University of Washington, English (2003)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Forthcoming Work:

"Wrestling with the Far Right: Ellison's Representations of Fascism." Ralph Ellison in Context. Paul Devlin, ed. Cambridge University Press. Accepted January 2020.

All Publications


  • Visual Art and Propaganda Ecologies in the Basque Country: A Sample of Guernica Motifs from the Benedictine Archives (1978-1989) Arts Arranz Otaegui, I., Moore, K. C. 2022; 11 (3)

    View details for DOI 10.3390/arts11030062

  • Readapting Pandemic Premediation and Propaganda: Soderbergh's "Contagion" amid COVID-19 Arts Moore, K. C. 2020; 9 (4)

    View details for DOI 10.3390/arts9040112

  • “Invisible in the White House: Rethinking Ellison through Barack Obama’s Global Reading List.” Ralph Ellison Special Issue, Literature of the Americas. Moore, K. C. 2018; 1.5 (Fall 2018): 151-163.
  • "Three Days Before the Shooting." Writing on the Edge. Moore, K. C. 2017; 27.2 ((Spring 2017)): 29-35.
  • Parting at the Windmills: Malamud's The Fixer as Historical Metafiction ARIZONA QUARTERLY Moore, K. C. 2013; 69 (1): 91–118
  • Review of Culture and Course of Human Evolution, by Gary Tomlinson. Moore, K. C. MAKE Literary Magazine. https://www.makemag.com/review-culture-and-the-course-of-human-evolution-by-gary-tomlinson/. 2019
  • Review of Whole Earth Field Guide, ed. Caroline Maniaque-Benton. Moore, K. C. MAKE Literary Magazine. 2 Jan. 2018
  • Review of The Hatred of Poetry, by Ben Lerner. Moore, K. C. MAKE Literary Magazine. 15 Sept.. 2016