Kaitlin Moore

Hellen C. White Hall 7154
Madison WI 53715
Preferred pronouns: they/them/theirs
Joined WID: 2020

Poetic practices aimed at (image)ining cosmological time-space topologies


Kaitlin Moore is a Kiwi émigré to the United States who loves to build swords, take astrophotographs, and go on long runs with their dog. Kaitlin spends most days playing video games, and most nights leaving their camera shutter open to the stars.


 BA, English and Science Technology Society, University of Pennsylvania

Research Description

Kaitlin Moore is a third-year graduate student in Literary Studies, focusing on modernist science studies with an emphasis on time studies, a domain of inquiry at the intersection of the environmental humanities and theoretical astrophysics. Their work concerns the methodologies poets use to create thought experiments about nature and language using the subject position of science, particularly cosmology and theoretical physics, as well as the stakes of renegotiating ecological models heretofore aimed at simulating the effects and influences of the Anthropocene on a planetary scale.


  • Co-Chair of the Modernisms/Modernities Colloquium
  • Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers
  • Modernist Studies Association
  • Madison Astronomical Society


  • English Department Fellowship (2018-2019)
  • Holtz Fellowship (2018-2019)
  • Fox-Perry Fellow with the Penn Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society (2018)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (2018)
  • Creative Ventures Grant (2017)
  • Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society (2017)
  • Bassini Writing Apprenticeship (2016-2017)