Amelia Moore

Dr. Amelia Moore is an Associate Professor of Marine Affairs in the College of Environment and Life Sciences at the University of Rhode Island. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of California Berkeley and her B.A. in Environmental Biology from Columbia University. Amelia’s research includes the social study of evolving marine conservation policy, (un)sustainable tourism, and environmental adaptations concerning infrastructure and development in island and coastal areas. Her work hinges on feminist science and technology studies, black feminist theory, decolonial scholarship, and justice work.  She has been studying the intersections between conservation science and the tourism industry in The Bahamas for over a decade, and she has more recently begun studies concerning the social effects of coral restoration projects in Indonesia and the relationship between offshore wind development and public memory in New England.