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's first monograph, Projecting Nation: South African Cinemas after 1994, was published by Michigan State University Press in 2020. She is also the author of several journal articles, book chapters, and film reviews, including: “Resistance Documentaries in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Dear Mandela and Miners Shot Down,” in Journal of African Cinemas, “New Directions, No Audiences: Independent Black Filmmaking in Post-Apartheid South Africa” in Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture, and “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.
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.
Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
M.P.S., Cornell University
Ph.D., Howard University