Cara Moyer-Duncan



B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara
M.P.S. Cornell University
Ph.D. Howard University

Contact Information

Office: Walker 507
Phone: 617-824-8095
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Cara Moyer-Duncan's scholarly interests are in the areas of Africana and Cultural Studies. She teaches courses on culture and identity; black intellectual and cultural practices; African cinema and literature; race, class and culture in South Africa; and art and social change.

Moyer-Duncan is the author of several journal articles, book chapters, and film reviews, including "New Directions, No Audiences: Independent Black Filmmaking in Post-Apartheid South Africa" in Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture, "Truth, Reconciliation and Cinema: Reflections on South Africa's Recent Past in Ubuntu's Wounds and Homecoming" in Art and Trauma in Africa: Representations of Reconciliation in Music, Visual Arts, Literature and Film, and a review of the South African documentary Miners Shot Down in African Studies Review. She is working on her first monograph, a study of the representation of race and nation in post-apartheid South African film.

Moyer-Duncan came to Emerson as a Preparing Future Faculty Fellow in 2010. The Division of Social Sciences at Howard University named her as an Exemplar for her outstanding academic and research portfolio. She was a Sasakawa Young Leaders Foundation Fellow and Frederick Douglass Doctoral Scholar at Howard University. Moyer-Duncan was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town where she completed field research on South African cinema.


African Studies
Cultural Studies