Carla Moore is an artist, activist, and academic who lectures at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, Mona Unit on the Western Jamaica Campus.
Her research interests lay at the intersection of Black sexualities, queerness, Caribbean and African identities, post-coloniality, neo-liberalism, dancehall, and liberation technologies. Her MA thesis asks the question 'does dancehall need queerness'? and reveals dancehall's geo-psychic blindspot and introduces the concepts of Homohegemony as well as Rainbow Modernity. More broadly Carla asks the question "what can the Caribbean teach the world"? as she is weary of received notions of how to be human and committed to self-determination for indigenous and minority peoples.
Carla's publications include “Woke to Weary” in the Interrogating “Diversity” special edition of Public Culture (2019, Duke University Press), which she co-authored with Gloria Diaz, Gabrielle Cabrera and Laura Yakas. She also has two forthcoming publications in the Beyond Homophobia Edited Collection available through UWI press including "Brave "Battymen" and the (Im)possibilities of a Straight Dancehall."
Carla's social justice activity centres on liberation, healing, individual accountability and social responsibility which guides her as a consultant facilitator, moderator, curriculum developer, healing practitioner and social media content creator. She holds a BA (Hons) in Media and Communications from CARIMAC and an MA in Gender Studies from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.