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Professor Leonard N. Moore

University of Texas at Austin

Experience

UT Professor: 2007-2021, Director of HBCU, VP of Diversity/Engagement, Chair of Austin Urban League

LSU Professor: 1998-2007

Education

Ph. D. The Ohio State University (1998)
B. A. Jackson State University (1993)

Awards

2020 Recipient of the Holleran Steiker Award for Creative Student Engagement

2015 Recipient of the Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching

2015 Texas Top 10 Best Professors

2013 Recipient of the Eyes of Texas Teaching Award

2008 Recipient of the John Warfield Teaching Award

Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer

Leonard N. Moore is the George Littlefield Professor of American History and the former vice-president of diversity and community engagement. He is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and earned his B.A. from Jackson State University in 1993 and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1998. From 1998-2007 he was a professor at Louisiana State University and he has been at UT-Austin since 2007. At the University of Texas he teaches a class on the black power movement and a signature course titled "Race in the Age of Trump." In the fall semester, he teaches more than 1,000 students across both courses. He also directs study abroad programs in Cape Town, Beijing, and Dubai. Since 2013 he has taken more than 400 students abroad.


Professor Moore is the author of four books on black politics, Teaching Black History to White People (University of Texas Press, 2021), The Defeat of Black Power: Civil Rights and the National Black Political Convention of 1972 (Louisiana State University Press, 2018), Black Rage in New Orleans: Police Brutality and African American Activism from World War II to Hurricane Katrina (Louisiana State University Press, 2010), and Carl B. Stokes and the Rise of Black Political Power in America (University of Illinois Press, 2002).

He is currently working on two book projects:


The Ghosts of Bear Bryant: The Dilemma of Race and College Football

They Cheer for Man U in the Townships: Race and the English Premier League

My Courses

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