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Location 130 Ordway Building
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Colleen Moore, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History

As a history professor, my goals are to provide my students with a historical narrative; to show them how to read primary and secondary sources critically; and to teach them how to write logically and persuasively. More generally, as an educator, my goal is to create responsible, global citizens. I want to inspire my students to take a greater interest in the world around them, to make informed decisions based on the available evidence, and to think about the potential causes and consequences of their and others’ actions.”

Colleen M. Moore is an Assistant Professor of History at Florida Southern College. She received her Ph.D. in Russian history from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2013. Her doctoral dissertation, “The Demands of Service: Peasant-State Interactions in Russia during World War I,” examines how the experience of wartime mobilization affected peasant attitudes toward their relationship to state power and the legitimacy of the tsarist regime. She has widely presented and published her work on this topic both in English and in Russian. Prior to her arrival at FSC, Dr. Moore taught courses in twentieth-century world and European history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. While attending Indiana University, she also worked as an editorial assistant for The American Historical Review.


Ph.D., M.A., Russian History, Indiana University-Bloomington
B.A., History, American University

Honors and Awards

  • Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences McNutt Graduate Student Fellowship, 2011-2012
  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, 2009-2010
  • 2008 American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Graduate Student Essay Prize 

Publications and Exhibitions

“Land for Service: Russian Peasant Views of a Postwar Land Settlement during World War I.” In Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914-1922 (Slavica Publishers: forthcoming).

“Demonstrations and Lamentations: Urban and Rural Responses to War in Russia in 1914.” The Historian 71, no. 3 (Fall 2009): 355-75.

Conference Presentations

“‘They Take Our Husbands by War and Our Children by Starvation’: Peasant Attitudes toward Food Supply Work in Russia during World War I,” Midwest Russian History Workshop, Bloomington, IN, September 2013.