Associate Professor of Art History


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Associate Professor of Art History
  • Concentration:

    • Art History
  • Department:

    • Art and Art History and Art Museum
  • Education:

    • Ph.D. (2012 University of California, Berkeley), M.A. (2007 University of California, Berkeley), M.F.A. (2004 West Virginia University)
  • Curriculum Vitae:


Emily Moore is associate professor of art history at CSU, where she teaches courses in Native American and American art history. She is also Associate Curator of North American Art at the Gregory Allicar Museum at CSU. Raised in a settler family in Ketchikan, Alaska, Emily continues to work with Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian communities to document their rich art histories, and to study the inclusion (and exclusion) of Indigenous North American art in global art history narratives. Her research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Terra Foundation, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Fund of the College Art Association, and Sealaska Heritage Foundation, a non-profit based in Juneau, Alaska that is dedicated to supporting Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian culture. When not at CSU, Emily loves to hike and bike whenever possible, often with her two children, her husband, and her Alaskan husky.



Proud Raven, Panting Wolf: Carving Alaska's New Deal Totem Parks. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2018. Nominated for Best 2018 First Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies by the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association.

Peer-reviewed articles and chapters: 

"The Seward Shame Pole: A Tlingit Counter-Monument to the Alaska Purchase," in Unsettling Native Art Histories on the Northwest Coast, ed. Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse  and Aldona Jonaitis (University of Washington Press, 2020).

"The American Flag and the Alaska Native Brotherhood," in Arts 8:4, Special Issue: “Native Survivance and Visual Sovereignty: Indigenous Visual and Material Culture in the 19th and 20th Centuries,” edited by Sascha Scott and Amy Lonetree, December 2, 2019, Online:

"House Posts from Taquan Village," Otsego Alumni Review, 2015.

“Acts of Propatriation: Two Kaats’ House Posts by Nathan and Stephen Jackson,” in In the Spirit of Our Ancestors: Contemporary Northwest Coast Art at the Burke Museum, Eds. Robin Wright and Katherine Bunn-Marcuse (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013), 76-85.

“Propatriation: Possibilities for Art after NAGPRA,” Museum Anthropology 33:2 (Fall 2010), 125-136.

“The Silver Hand: Authenticating the Alaska Native Art, Craft and Body,” The Journal of Modern Craft, I:2 (July 2008), 197-220.