University of Arizona
University of Arizona


Sarah J. Moore, Ph.D.

Professor, Art
Professor, Applied Intercultural Arts Research – GIDP

School of Art

Ph.D.-City University of New York Graduate Center

Curriculum Vitae

Sarah J. Moore is Professor of American Art History at the University of Arizona.   Questions regarding the shifting terrain of identities and geographies animate her work as a scholar and teacher of art in the United States. Her research areas intersect with the global interdisciplinary arena of world’s fair studies, considering in particular pre-World War I fairs in the United States, landscape studies, and ecocriticism in visual culture. Recent publications include: “The Panama Canal as a Hybrid Zone: A Case Study,” in Ecocriticism and the Anthropocene in Nineteenth-Century Art and Visual Culture  (Routledge, 2020); “The Great American Desert is No More,”  in Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition of 1898-99 (University of Nebraska Press, 2018); and ‘Mosquitoes, Malaria, and Cold Butter: Discourses of Health and Progress in the Panama Canal Zone, 1904-1915,” Panorama ( Fall 2017).  She was the 2021-2022 Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.