Kelsey Moore

Kelsey Moore is a third-year Ph.D. student in History at Johns Hopkins University, a 2022-2024 Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia, and an inaugural 2022-2023 Crossroads Research Fellow based at Princeton University.  Her current research explores the epistemic, spiritual, and ecological violence black South Carolinians experienced during the construction of the 1930s Santee-Cooper Hydroelectric and Navigation Project. 

Moore is also a practicing digital humanist, concerned with digital patrimony of black southern cultural bearers.  She is a Diaspora Solidarities Lab Fellow funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, leading the Black Southern Digital Cultural Lab. She is also the creator of thefolk, a digital curatorial project dedicated to archiving black southerners, past and present. 

Before coming to Hopkins, Kelsey received a Dual B.A. in Africana Studies and Public Policy at New York University, where she graduated summa cum laude as the 2019 Valedictorian of the College and Arts and Science. 

Main Advisor: Professor Connolly, Professor Jones