Dr. Moriah has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at CUNY, Grinnell College and Queen’s University. Their teaching and research focus on Her research interests include Sound Studies and black feminist performance, particularly the circulation of African American performance within the black diaspora and its influence on the formation of national identity. She is a Colored Conventions Project Teaching Partner. She is currently at work on a monograph entitled Dark Stars of the Evening: African Americans in Berlin, 1890-1945. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada, the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, and the Harry Ransom Center.
African American literature and culture; Black Studies; Sound Studies; Performance Studies
Major Publications or Other Books/Chapters/Articles
- “A Rude Sound: Notes on Suck Teeth Composition,” Sound and Performance special issue of Canadian Theatre Review 184. October 2020.
- “A Greater Compass of Voice: Black Feminist Performance and National Identity in Nineteenth-Century North America.” Race and Performance in the US-Canada Borderlands special issue of Theatre Research in Canada 41.1, June 2020. pp. 20-38.
Assistant Professor of African American Literary Studies
In the News
On ASALH-TV’s In Retrospect and Prospect S2, E3 “#DigBlk: Black History in the Digital Sphere” Dr. Moriah and Dr. Gabrielle Foreman and Dr. Shirley Moody-Turner, the co-directors of the Center for Black Digital Research at Penn State, discuss their ongoing research collaboration and partnership.