Terry Moore’s first career was in Indigenous education, as teacher, curriculum development, teacher trainer and school principal. After two years teaching in Tasmania the bulk of his work was in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education in Far North Queensland. He worked in Yarrabah, the Cairns area and the outer islands of the Torres Strait. He returned to Hobart in the late 1990s to pursue further education. He completed a PhD in sociology, and since then has pursued a second career in tertiary Indigenous Studies teaching and research. He worked for around twelve years at the University of Tasmania and three years at Monash University, and is now at Charles Darwin University.
His research interests include the dilemmas of cultural superdiversity, for cultural minorities and governments. He is interested in the ways Indigenous Australians negotiate the tensions of their desire to maintain cultural difference and be equal citizens. He is also interested in governments’ management of the tensions between proliferating difference and national social cohesion.