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Name:  Anne Elizabeth Moore  

Pen Name: None


Born: in Winner, South Dakota


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Moore currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a Fulbright scholar, Truthout columnist, and author. She has seen her work in print since the age of 15, and started her first periodical in 1993 called ''AnneZine''. Co-editor and publisher of now-defunct ''Punk Planet'', founding editor of the ''Best American Comics'' series from Houghton Mifflin, Moore teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and works with young women in Cambodia on independent media projects. While in Cambodia, she teaches self-publishing to first generation feminists in the country self publishing as a way of combating governmental oppression and self-censorship. Her work there inspired her 2011 book, ''Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh'', the first in a series of four volumes on independent culture, globalization, and women's rights in Southeast Asia.She travels throughout the globe to lecture on corporate and governmental oppression and freedom of expression.Her work with young women in Southeast Asia has been featured in Time Out Chicago, Make/Shift, Today's Chicago Woman, and Print magazines, and on GritTV and NPR's Worldview. She recently mounted a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.Moore exhibits her work frequently as conceptual art, has been the subject of two documentary films, and her work appeared on the radio program ''Snap Judgment'' and in the ''Progressive'', ''Bitch'', and on ''Truthout''. She has written for ''The Onion'', ''Feministing'', ''The Stranger'', ''In These Times'', ''The Boston Phoenix'', and ''Tin House''. Lately, Moore has been doing a comics column for Truthout called ''Ladydrawers'', which is based on a participatory research class on the comics industry that she's teaching at the School of the Art Institue. She has twice been noted in the Best American Non-Required Reading series.

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