Carley Moore

Carley Moore

Clinical Professor of Liberal Studies

Ph.D., New York University- English Education

M.A. - New York University- Poetry

Areas of Interest: Contemporary American Poetry; The Essay; Girls' Studies; Popular Culture; Young Adult Novels; and the History of Print Culture

Course(s) Taught: Writing I: Remembering Landscapes and Reckoning with Texts; Writing II: Small Screens and the Politics of Looking; Creative Writing: Places; Youth in Revolt: Case Studies in Global Activism

Teaching Statement:

My courses are interdisciplinary, multi-modal, and student-centered. We work with a variety of different documents: poems, essays, graphic novels, blog posts, websites, Twitter feeds, Instagram accounts, movies, T.V. shows, primary documents from subcultures, and secondary materials from historians, sociologists, and theorists. I treat my students as writers who are active practitioners of their craft and are working towards real projects that exist in the world. To that end, we write and revise a lot, and we spend a considerable amount of time thinking about audience and readership. Students in my classes can expect to be challenged by projects that ask them to become investigators—that is, global citizens who are trying to make sense of the complexities of the world we inhabit. Some of those complexities of late have to do with gender issues, human sexuality, racial violence in America, and how subcultures shape and shift the ideas of the ruling class.

I am also deeply invested in radical pedagogies and methodology. As a long time Associate for Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking, I facilitate workshops to help faculty make their classrooms more writing intensive. I believe that writing is both a way to think and an end product of that thinking. Students in all of my classes can expect to write often in class and for homework and to learn how to workshop and critique each other’s writing in a supportive and structured environment.

Lastly, my courses are fun, interactive, and engaging. We grapple with texts, we apply theory to our lives, and we figure out to connect the day-to-day to the larger world.



  • The Stalker Chronicles. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2012.
Articles, Essays, and Reviews:
  • "The Hot Girl" and "Mythical Girls." Forthcoming in American Poetry Review.
  • "Five Poems and an Interview." Connotation Press. 2011. Web.
  • "Morning Cartoons, Age Five." Drunken Boat. 2011. Web.
  • "Summer Vacation," Swink. 2011. Web.

Updated on 11/08/2016