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Adjunct Assistant Professor of History

Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY (2018, Modern European History)

M.Phil, The Graduate Center, CUNY (2014, Modern European History)

B.A., Fordham University (2011, History and Italian Studies)


Diana Moore has been an adjunct lecturer in the History Department at John Jay College since 2012 and received her doctorate in Modern European History from the Graduate Center, CUNY in February 2018. In addition to her work at John Jay, she has taught at York College, CUNY, Adelphi University, New York University School of Professional Studies, and Manhattan College. Her work examines the intersections of nineteenth-century feminism, nationalism, and religion.

Courses Taught

HIS 127: Radical Reformers

HIS 127: (Anti)Catholicism in the Nineteenth Century

HIS 203: World History from the Beginnings to 500

HIS 204: World History 500 to 1650

HIS 205: World History 1650 to the Present

HIS 208: A Global History of Sexuality

Professional Memberships

American Catholic Historical Association, American Historical Association, Coordinating Council for Women in History, New York State Association of European Historians, Nineteenth Century Studies Association,  Society for Italian Historical Studies

Italian, Some French
Scholarly Work

Revolutionary Domesticity in the Italian Risorgimento: Transnational Victorian Feminism, 1850-1890. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, July 2021.

“‘Romances of No-Popery: Transnational Anti-Catholicism in Giuseppe Garibaldi’s The Rule of the Monk & Benjamin Disraeli’s LothairThe Catholic Historical Review, Vol. 106, No. 3 (Summer 2020): 399-420. http://doi:10.1353/cat.2020.0045.

“Revolutionary Domesticity: The Feminist Strategies of Anglo-Italian Mazzinian Nationalists,” The Journal of Women’s History, Volume 32, Issue 3 (Fall 2020): 14-37.  http://10.1353/jowh.2020.0025

“Amazons and Fallen Women: Transgressive Female Behaviour and Post-Unification Dreams in the Novels of Giuseppe Garibaldi,” Modern Italy, Volume 26, Issue 1 (February 2021): 13-27. http://doi:10.1017/mit.2020.53

 “Failures & Alternative Paths: Jessie White Mario and Women’s Struggles to Obtain Medical Education in Victorian England,” accepted for publication in Medical Education: A History in 22 Case Studies to published by McGill-Queen's University Press. 

Honors and Awards

Runner-Up Award for the 2021 Trinity College Research Grant in Modern Italian History (May 2021)

CUNY Adjunct Faculty Travel Award (Spring 2020 and Spring 2019)

Graduate Center Carell Dissertation Fellowship (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)

Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society’s William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund Graduate Assistantship (Spring and Fall 2016)

Cammett Award for Italian Studies (May 2015 and April 2014)


Research Summary

Diana Moore is a scholar of nineteenth-century history who studies feminism, nationalism, and religion, particularly in the areas of Italy and Britain. Her first book examines how a group of transnational women affiliated with the Italian Left repurposed traditionally feminine and domestic behaviors to engage in revolutionary politics and Italian state-building. She has also published in multiple historical and interdisciplinary journals and regularly presents her work at conferences. Her current research examines the intersections of early female emancipation movements and the anti-Catholic and anticlerical Culture Wars in the second half of the nineteenth century.