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About Ellen E Moore

I graduated from UC Berkeley and UT Knoxville in Anthropology, focusing especially on forensics. I have worked at the Smithsonian Institution and for the U.S. government recovering MIA remains from Southeast Asia. After that career as a forensic anthropologist I switched careers, attending the Institute for Communications Research and earning my PhD. I have taught at the University of Washington Tacoma since 2009 (and love it). I teach and do research in the areas of environmental communication and critical cultural studies. My book, Landscape and the Environment in Hollywood Film: the Green Machine came out in October 2017. I also have written articles on racial representations in popular culture like the Hunger Games and How to Train Your Dragon.

Positions

Present Lecturer, University of Washington Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Washington Tacoma (Spring, 2015)
  • Outstanding Teacher, from the Outstanding Student Ceremony and Recognition (OSCARS), University of Washington Tacoma (May, 2014)
  • Tacoma’s Biggest Carbon Loser, from the City of Tacoma’s Sustainable Tacoma Commission (April 8, 2014)
  • Outstanding Woman Award, University of Washington Tacoma (March, 2014)
  • Voted Extrameritorious by Interdisciplinary Arts and Science faculty, University of Washington Tacoma (2015)

Courses

  • TIAS 502, Culture and Public Problems
  • T COM 480, Political Economy of Media
  • T COM 464, Field Research Methods: Special Topics in Environmental Justice
  • T COM 444, Gender, Ethnicity, Class and the Media
  • T COM 312, Ecology, Inequality, and Popular Culture
  • T COM 310, Contemporary Issues in Environmental Communication
  • T COM 258, Children and Media
  • T COM 257, Ethical Issues in Mass Communication
  • T COM 201, Media and Society
  • T COM 101, Critical Media Literacy
  • T CORE 103, Introduction to Social Sciences: Race, Gender, Class in Popular Culture

Education

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2010 Ph.D, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ‐ Communications
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1998 M.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville ‐ Forensic Anthropology
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1992 B.A., University of California, Berkeley ‐ Anthropology
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Videos (1)

Books (1)

Book Chapters (2)

Articles (6)