Kelsey Moore is a 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 the 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 (@thefolkexperience), 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.