Dr. Porchia Moore
Museum Critical Race Theorist
Interrogating cultural heritage spaces for liberatory praxis.
Assistant Professor of Museum Studies at the University of Florida.
Co-Creator of The Visitors of Color Project.
Based in the Southern region of the United States, I am an artist, creative, writer, and museum geek. I have explored museums across the globe, from New Zealand to France to Malaysia to Japan. Meanwhile, I raise chickens and a beautiful set of twins. I am an avid hiker, a former Outdoor Afro Leader, and have dedicated my life to making cultural heritage institutions inclusive, safe, and dynamic spaces for all.
I am a museum visionary and activist-scholar employing Critical Race Theory to interrogate museums and other cultural heritage spaces. My work examines the intersections of race, community, technology, and inclusion in museums.
I believe in the spirit of collaboration. Over the past several years, I have been honored to serve in leadership and co-creator capacities for a number of exciting national projects.
Sharing my explorations of the ways in which activist scholarship and critical new frameworks can bring about transformation in the cultural sectors to ensure equity, access, and inclusion.
“If you want change; demand it. When it’s not clear—put a map on it.”― Dr. Porchia Moore, “Cartography: A Black Woman’s Response to Museums in the Time of Racial Uprising”
Leading museums and libraries into 21st century inclusive praxis by examining the intersections of race, digital technologies, and cultural heritage institutions.
“In a fractal conception, I am a cell-sized unit of the human organism, and I have to use my life to leverage a shift in the system by how I am, as much as with the things I do. This means actually being in my life, and it means bringing my values into my daily decision making. Each day should be lived on purpose.”
― adrienne maree brown, “Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds”
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