Prof. Dr. Benjamin Moore

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Moore has taught at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri, since 1994, where he has also served as department chair and Interim Academic Vice President; he currently serves as Associate Professor of English and Director of the Bosnia Memory Project.  In 2006 Dr. Moore co-founded, with Dr. Jack Luzkow, the Bosnia Memory Project, which is dedicated to fostering an understanding of St. Louis’s Bosnian refugee community and to preserving the memory of Bosnian genocide survivors by recording oral histories and collecting artifacts and documents.  In 2013, the Bosnia Memory Project received a Focus St. Louis What’s Right with the Region Award for Improving Racial Equality & Social Justice. Dr. Moore, who speaks frequently about the Bosnian diaspora, helped to develop the traveling exhibit Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide, which has been shown at twenty-one locations throughout the U.S., including Capitol Hill.  In 2016, Dr. Moore’s work was recognized with a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which will fund the development of courses about Bosnia-Herzegovina in high schools having large Bosnian immigrant populations.