William D. Moore

Director, American & New England Studies Program; Associate Professor of Material Culture
725 Commonwealth Ave, Rm 215B & HIS 207
(617) 353-9913
AB, Harvard University
MA, PhD, Boston University

Research AreasAmerican Material Culture; Cultural Landscape Studies; Vernacular Architecture; American Folk Art; History of Surfing; American Fraternalism;  Shakers and American Culture

Selected Publications:
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 BU Profile.