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John Moran

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John Moran

Research Interests: 
place, water management, natural history, climatological racism, internal homonationalism, bioregionalism, ecofeminism, rural identities, white identities, southern literature, creative writing, queer theory, oral history, Florida, U.S. South


My scholarship sits at the intersection of three disciplines: cultural anthropology, the environmental humanities, and southern studies. It is also informed by queer theory, whiteness studies, and political ecology. Methodologically, my scholarship is grounded in oral history, and influenced by visual ethnography and my training and interest in creative writing.

My dissertation, The Other Florida Revisited, is concerned with the intersection of identity and ecology in North Florida, especially collaboration and competition between two competing ecological nativist movements: ecofeminist bioregionalism and rural white identity politics.


Selected Articles

Scholarly publications

“Florida Man: Climatological Racism and Internal Homonationalism in U.S. Political Satire” in Ecocriticism and the Future of Southern Studies, ed. Zackary Vernon, LSU Press, forthcoming.

"Queer Rednecks: Padgett Powell's Manly South." Southern Cultures 22, no. 3 (2016): 95-122.

Fiction publications

“Undeniable Sausage,” Little Star Journal, no. 7, forthcoming.

“What Feeds Them,” Little Star Journal, no. 6, 2014.

“Millenium,” Subtropics, no. 17, 2014.

“Clog Warrior,” Little Star Journal, no. 4, 2012.

“Teach Her to Swim,” Tea Literary Magazine, no. 14, 2012.