Episode #78 - An Interview with Alison M. Moore


Alison M. Moore is a conceptual historian of medicine and health at Western Sydney University. She is author of several books and many journal articles about the history of sexuality. She is now working on 2 new research projects, one on the history of digestive health, and the other on the history of sexual ageing. She is also a masters competitive weightlifter, a sauna addict and mountain hiker, and a follower of ancestral health self-practices.

Conceptual and intellectual history of modern Europe; History of medicine; history of sexuality, psychiatry, psychoanalysis and biomedical sciences; the history of continental philosophy and of historiographic scholarship.

Alison Moore is a researcher at Western Sydney University, and teaches in the History and Political Thought major in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts.  

Research specialisations:
European history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; intellectual history; history of sexuality; history of ideas about Nazism and the Holocaust; ethical debates about the aestheticisation of suffering; concepts of sexual perversion and sadomasochism; notions of feminine sexual frigidity; symbolism and representation of excretion; history of psychoanalysis; history and theory of historiography;exoticism in visions of bodies and spiritual transformation; French gender and nationalist imagery.