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Brenda Moore State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

Brenda L. Moore is an associate professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). She is a native of Huntington, New York. She served in the US Army (1973-79). Brenda Moore completed her BA in Sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1980. She completed her Masters in Sociology at the University of Chicago in 1984 and earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1987.

Dr. Moore is sought after for her expertise on the subject of women’s military service and has received several awards and honors from various organizations and scholarly institutions. She teaches and has taught numerous courses and seminars on Armed Forces and Society, Social Reform Movements, Race and Ethnic Relations, and Social Stratification. She has served on many PH. D. and M. A. research committees and directed over 150 Independent studies. She serves on the American Sociological Association Committee on Peace, War, and Social Conflict. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society. She serves on the Editorial Board of Armed Forces and Society.

Dr. Moore was a Presidential Appointee to the American Battle Monuments Commission in 1994; and served as a member of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS). She was appointed to the Veterans Administration’s Advisory Committee on Women Veterans in August 2006. She currently serves on the Department of Veterans Affairs Committee on Rural Veterans.

She is author of the books: To Serve My Country, To Serve My Race: The Story of the Only African American WACs Stationed Overseas during World War II (NYU Press, 1996); and Serving Our Country: Japanese Women in the Military During World War II (Rutgers University Press, 2003); as well as a number of scholarly papers on the topics of gender, social inequality, race and ethnicity, and stratification in military organizations.