Kendall Moore, PhD, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and a Professor in the departments of Journalism and Film Media at the University of Rhode Island. Before joining the faculty in 2003, she worked as a television journalist focusing on medical, health, race, and environmental issues.
Moore has produced numerous independent documentaries that have aired on PBS and in various film festivals including Charm City (1996), Song in the Crisis (2004), Sovereign Nation/Sovereign Neighbor (2006), The Good Radical (2009), Sick Building (2014) and Jalen and Joanna: A Lead Paint Story (2017). She is also the director of the "Can We Talk? Difficult Conversations with Underrepresented People of Color" series.
Moore has also written and directed fiction and experimental films, including Philosophy of the Encounter (PoE) (67min), about a college student's journey to understand her racial identity. She has received several grants and awards for her work, including two Fulbright Scholar Awards: Tanzania (2001) and Jamaica (Specialist, 2004). In 2021-2022, Moore was selected to be one of 10 faculty members to serve as a mentor in the Mellon Faculty of Color Working group as a mentor.
She earned her B.A. from Syracuse University in Latin American Studies and an M.A. in Media Studies and documentary film from The New School for Social Research. Her PhD, which she completed at the European Graduate School for Media and Communication, focuses on black aesthetics and metaphysical philosophy.
Moore resides in Rhode Island with her husband and daughter.
On the web: https://www.kendallmooredocfilms.com/