Moore, Kendall

Kendall Moore

Associate Professor

Associate Professor/ Faculty & Staff/ Journalism

Kendall Moore is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and an Associate Professor in the departments of Journalism and Film Media at the University of Rhode Island. Before joining academia in 2003, she worked as a field producer and reporter with ABC News/Discovery Health, the Discovery Channel; and as a health and medical reporter for Reuters. As an independent filmmaker, she has produced several shorts: “Sovereign Nation/Sovereign Neighbor,” about Narragansett land rights, “Charm City,” about hair and black culture, and “Song in the Crisis,” about AIDS in the black community. Her films focus primarily on issues of race, health, environment and gender and have appeared on PBS and in numerous film festivals, including most recently: Media that Matters, Martha‚Äôs Vineyard African American Film Festival, Provincetown Film Festival, San Diego Black Film Festival, and Women of African Descent Film Festival. She recently completed “Sick Building, Toxic Town,” which examines the issue of PCB contamination. Her next film will focus on the aesthetics of decolonization in post-colonial film.

She has received several grants and awards for scholarly research, teaching, and filmmaking, including two Fulbright Scholar Awards: Tanzania (2001) and Jamaica (Specialist, 2004); The Rhode Island Film Fellowship for Outstanding Filmmaking (2007); and a Poynter Teaching Fellowship (2004).

She teaches documentary film production, theory, and multi-media reporting, as well as introduction to mass media for Honors and General Education.

She serves on the board of The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting as well as manages a non-profit media organization, Communipod Media, designed to create access to the media for traditionally underrepresented groups. She earned her B.A. from Syracuse University and M.A. in Media Studies from The New School for Social Research and is currently ABD at the European Graduate School for Media and Communication.