Dr Aaron Moore - Personal details
Born and raised in southern Ohio, I entered university with only a cursory reading knowledge of Latin and Homeric Greek. I became interested in East Asian languages while at Oberlin College, where I studied history, East Asian Studies, Japanese, and psychology, receiving High Honors for independent research in Japanese. I received an MA at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, for work in Japanese literature and history, completing a thesis on the changing concept of "ethnicity" amongst first, second, and third generation Koreans in Japan. My research in Chinese began at Princeton University as a graduate student, where I attended language programs at Beijing Normal, Tsinghua, and National Taiwan University. As a PhD candidate at Princeton, I completed my dissertation on Chinese Nationalist, American, and Japanese WWII diary writing while studying Russian. In Summer of 2005, I studied Russian at the Nevsky Institute, St Petersburg, and received a Whiting Foundation grant for my PhD research. After completing my PhD in June 2006, I then spent a year at Harvard as a postdoctoral fellow, where I completed the bulk of the work on my first book manuscript, and then taught at the University of Virginia. I moved to England and enjoyed a postdoctoral position at Oxford University, where I launched my second book project. I took up my position at Manchester in February, 2010, whereupon I discovered the joys of hiking in northern England and Wales. I am currently studying Turkish.