Dr. Lisa L. Moore, LICSW is an Associate Professor of Social Work and Family Studies at St. Olaf College where she is the Director of Family Studies. She has a broad set of research, teaching and writing interests that reflect her interdisciplinary background in Social Work and Social and Cultural Anthropology, with a particular focus on the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, ability, and class.  

Lisa has a particular interest in the ways housing policies and zoning, influence family relationships. Her current research is focused on exploring how relationships are developed and sustained in variety of intentional communities with special emphasis on the experiences of Black LGBTQ elders. Lisa's past research has focused on heirs property rights in SC and its impact on the relationships among Gullah families on St. Helena Island, SC.  Her additional areas of scholarship address the intersections of race and psychoanalytic theory, and the use of auto-ethnography to reflect on the construction of identity formation. 

In addition to her teaching and research, Lisa has provided clinical social work services in community based organizations as well as in private practice, and has offered consultations to institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations providing social services. 

Lisa completed her AB in Political Science from Davidson College, her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work, and her PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the California Institute of Integral studies.  Lisa enjoys watching films, playing her cello, and spending time with her two sons.