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Dr. Ellen E. Moore

I am a Senior Lecturer in Communication at the University of Washington Tacoma who teaches and conducts research on Hollywood's portrayal of environmental issues and journalism's coverage of environmental justice issues. My upcoming book (available electronically and in print in January, 2019) is titled "Journalism, Politics, and the Dakota Access Pipeline." At the university I teach a variety of courses, including "Ecology, Inequality, and Popular Culture" as well as "Contemporary Issues in Environmental Communication." Click "Read More" below to learn more about my research and teaching, and see below for upcoming and current projects. 

Upcoming Book: 
Journalism, Politics, and the Dakota Access Pipeline:
Standing Rock and the Framing of Injustice
Due out January, 2019
Roundtable on Agriculture as/in Environment
September 28-30, 2018


Landscape and the Environment in Hollywood Film: the Green Machine
November, 2017


"How to Tame Your Dragon" is based on Dreamwork's popular movie and television series. The research focuses on themes of wildlife conservation and biodiversity in the show and also explores the implications of a suggested man-animal hierarchy. Under review at: Environmental Communication: a Journal of Nature and Culture

One of my articles ("Green Screen or Smokescreen:  Hollywood's Messages about Nature and the Environment") has been included in an anthology. Titled Research Now: Contemporary Writing in the Disciplines, it was published in May 2018 by Broadview Press. 

This work assesses how journalism covered two environmental justice cases in Washington State. The focus is on how commercial media frame environmental racism and environmental debates, spanning back to the early 1910s.  

Journal of Communication Inquiry, Vol. 41 (2017)

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