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Research Interests



I'm Breanna Moore.

I’m currently a PhD student in the History Department at University of Pennsylvania. I graduated from UPenn with majors in International Relations and African Studies in 2015.

I’ve studied at University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados,  Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana through the UPenn International Development Summer Institute, University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa through the Fulbright Hays Zulu Group Project Abroad, and University of Ghana Legon. I've travelled throughout the African diaspora including South Africa, Ghana, Togo, Barbados, and Cayman Island.

Founder and Creative Director


In 2016, I launched LaBré fashion line and online marketplace, LaBré Bazaar, to increase growth in Ghana through job creation and provide Ghanaian artisans and their products with increased access and exposure to the international market.



Thread of Africa Exhibit


Performing Arts and Open Mic Series: Archives

Artist Commissions

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology New Africa Galleries 2019

Fringe Arts and Fairmount Park Conservancy Oval+ Summer Program Performance 2019


University of Pennsylvania Penn and Slavery Project App 2019

Scribe Video Center Precious Places Community History Project 2019

Fortress Arts Academy 2019

The ITEM 2019

Grant Recipient

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship 2018


University of Pennsylvania Spectrum Panel Uncovering the Truth: Lenape Land and Penn Slavery Project - October 5, 2019

University of Pennsylvania Makuu Black Cultural Center - September 12, 2019

Penn and Slavery Symposium - April 4, 2019

Penn and Slavery Project Presentations

University of Pennsylvania - April 23, 2018

University of Pennsylvania - May 3, 2018

OWN It Summit Beauty and Image Panel - March 24, 2018

Echoes of Africa - August 19, 2017

University of Pennsylvania Africana Studies Activist in Residence Series - April 4, 2017

OWN It Upenn Summit Women and Image Panel - March 25, 2017

Cheyney University Entrepreneurship Speaker Series - March 7, 2017

Temple University International Programs Networking Event - January 25, 2017

Echoes of Africa - August 19, 2016

University of Pennsylvania Gender, Race, and Ferguson - April 7, 2015

Temple University Social Justice Panel - February 2015

Africa and the African diaspora history

Colonial and nineteenth century U.S. history

Atlantic World history

History of race, slavery, and colonialism

Imperial histories from the 1500s onward

Global resistance movements

African cultural retention through the Trans-Atlantic slave trade