Grace Moore holds an MA from the College of William and Mary, Virginia, USA and a BA (Hons) and a PhD from the University of Exeter, UK. Prior to joining the University of Melbourne in 2004, Grace taught at the University of Bristol, UK (2001-2002) and the University of Idaho, USA (2002-2004). She is a Dickens scholar with additional research interests in crime fiction, piracy, neo-Victorianism and children's literature. Her monograph, Dickens and Empire, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Award for literary scholarship in 2006 and her most recent book is The Victorian Novel in Context (Continuum, 2012). Grace will be a Senior Research Fellow with the ARC's Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions until the end of 2017. Her project, 'Arcady in Flames' is a study of the representation of bushfires in nineteenth-century Australian settler literature, reflecting her emerging research interest in ecocriticism.
Distinguished Junior Scholar in Residence, the University of British Columbia, Canada (July-August 2001). Visiting Fellow, Yale Center for British Art, Yale University (March/April 2003). University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant (2005). University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant (2006). University of Melbourne Career Enhancement Fellowship (2008).