KR Moorhead

KR Moorhead


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Personal profile


KR Moorhead is a Lecturer in Creative Writing on the undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing degree programme. They originally came to UEA as a study abroad student from Temple University in Philadelphia, where they earned a BA in English in 2005. They went on to complete an MA in Prose Fiction at UEA in 2007 before publishing their first novel, The First Law of Motion, in the US with St Martin's Press in 2009.

Teaching Interests

KR convenes and teaches on both the Autumn and Spring first year CW modules, as well as the second year Prose workshop module. They convene the third year CW Dissertation module and supervise many CW Prose dissertations. Additionally, KR convenes and teaches 'Gender & Perspective in Contemporary Fiction'.
They are interested in teaching Creative Writing to students for whom English is not their first language, as well as looking at Creative Writing through the lens of Intersectional Feminism.

Administrative Posts

Outside of teaching, KR is the Study Abroad Academic Coordinator for LDC, the current chair of the Creative Writing Committee, and the co-director of UEA's literary festival, UEA Live.

Academic Background

Besides a BA in English from Temple, and an MA in Creative Writing from UEA, KR also holds a PG Certificate in Higher Education Practice, is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is currently studying for a second MA in Education Practice and Research in UEA's school of Education.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality