William D. Moore

Associate Professor of American Material Culture

  • Title Associate Professor of American Material Culture
  • Office 226 Bay State Road, Room 207
  • Phone (617) 353-9913
  • Education AB, Harvard University
    MA, PhD, Boston University

Research AreasAmerican material culture; cultural landscape studies; vernacular architecture; American folk art; American Fraternalism; the Shakers and American culture.

Selected Publications:
Shaker Fever: America’s Twentieth-Century Fascination with a Communitarian Sect (University of Massachusetts Press, 2020).

Masonic Temples: Freemasonry, Ritual Architecture, and Masculine Archetypes (University of Tennessee Press, 2006). Paperback edition released 2014.

William D. Moore and Mark A. Tabbert, eds. Secret Societies in America: Foundational Studies of Fraternalism (Cornerstone Book Publishers, 2011).

“’You’d Swear They Were Modern’: Ruth Reeves, the Index of American Design, and the Canonization of Shaker Material Culture,” Winterthur Portfolio 47 (1)(Spring 2013), 1-34.

For a detailed academic bio and CV, please see Professor Moore’s Department Profile.

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