Lisa Moore, a female-presenting person, smiles towards the camera.

Lisa Lynelle Moore, PhD, LICSW

Senior Lecturer and Director of the Master's Program in Social Work, Social Policy, and Social Service Administration

969 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Office Location: W11

Areas of Expertise
African Americans
Race, Ethnicity, and Culture
Social Work

Lisa Moore's current research includes two different projects. The first is the "Intersections of race, racism, and psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theories." This work is a theoretical reflection and examination of public documents drawing on Fanon's theory of phobogenesis to examine the ways major institutional systems (Law enforcement, Government, Education, and Healthcare) draw on constructions of fear to rationalize the dehumanization of Black and Brown bodies.

Her second research project is "Exploring relationships in intentional housing communities in Minneapolis, MN and Chicago, IL." This is a multi-year ethnographic endeavor, partnering with a minimum of three housing communities intentionally designed for LGBT seniors, to explore how relationships are developed and sustained and implications on quality of life. This work is grounded in relational cultural theory and Black feminist theory.

Her past research has included studies examining intergenerational caretaking in public housing and community activism and psychological empowerment.

Race, Class, and so Much More in Psychodynamic Practice

This .5 credit course will explore the application and relevance of psychodynamic practice when working across race and class, as well as considering the ways this...

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Playing with Theory: Fanon and the Phobogenic Object

This weekend intensive .5 credit course will explore Franz Fanon's work, Black Skin/White Masks, as well as the work of other psychoanalytic and psychodynamic...

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Black Women Work: The labor of Black women in communities, families, and institutions

This multidisciplinary course will explore the labor of Black women in three distinct arenas-communities, families, and institutions. Students will explore these areas...

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Relational Cultural Theory and Feminist Theories

This course will explore the history, neuroscience, and application of Relational Cultural Theory (RCT) to social work practice in multiple settings. Drawing on its...

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Theory and Practice

Cognitive Behavioral Theory is a major practice theory that integrates the theoretical perspectives and therapeutic techniques of Cognitive Theory and Behavioral Theory...

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Skills for Conducting Psychotherapy with Chronically Distressed Persons

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically supported treatment originally developed for persons who struggle with suicide and/or parasuicide. It is a...

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Moore, L. L. (2018). Racism, black bodies, and psychodynamic theory, In Medlock, M. (Ed)., Race and Psychiatry: Contemporary Issues and Interventions. Springer Pub., NY, NY.

Moore, L. L. (2018). Gullah-Geechee Families and Cultural Survival. Journal of Contemporary Rural Social Work.

Moore, L. L. (2017). A Simple Breeding Ground for White Supremacy. In Star Tribune, 8/18/2017.

Moore, L. L. (2015). Playground politics, In Hufnagel, G. (Ed.), Women and Reproduction, Across the Lifespan: Autoethnographic Accounts. Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, NY.

Moore, L. L. (2015). Social Work and Race. In Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationality, Stone, J. (Ed). West Sussex, England.

Wooten, N., Al-Barwani, M., Chiemelewski, Buck, J., Hall, T., Moore, L. L., and Woods, A. (2014). A Case Study of Social Media and Remote Communications in Military Research: Examining Military and Deployment Experiences of Army Women, in Sage Research Methods Cases. Published by Sage.

Lisa Lynelle Moore, PhD, LICSW is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of the Master of Arts in Social Work and Social Welfare Program at the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice.

She has extensive teaching and administrative experience. Moore comes to Crown Family School from St. Olaf College, Department of Social Work and Family Studies where she was an Associate Professor and Director of Family Studies. She has also been faculty at the Boston University School of Social Work and an adjunct at the Smith College School for Social Work. Her administrative positions have included serving as Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs at Reed College, Assistant Director for the Women's Community Center at Stanford University, and as the Director of the Mary McLeod Bethune Multicultural Center at Clark University.

Moore earned her PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the California Institute of Integral Studies; her MSW at Smith College School for Social Work; and her AB in Political Science at Davidson College.