Caylin Louis Moore is the author of A Dream Too Big: The Story of An Improbable Journey from Compton to Oxford. Caylin grew up in Compton, California. After undergraduate studies at Texas Christian University, he went on to become a 2017 Rhodes Scholar. Caylin is a recent graduate of the University of Oxford, Jesus College. Caylin aspires to become a university professor. Moore and his wife, Paola, have one daughter, Mia.
Caylin will be applying to doctoral programs in sociology during the fall of 2019, with hopes of entering a doctoral cohort in the fall of 2020. His life experiences in impoverished urban environments inform his research interests. He is primarily interested in researching how poverty informs experiences of race, gang violence and, other urban sociological issues. Caylin is also interested in African diasporic studies, education, black masculinity, sport, rap music, Latin American studies, qualitative methods, and ethnography. His first book, A Dream Too Big: The Story of An Improbable Journey from Compton to Oxford, was written with hopes of reaching wider audiences outside of academia. This carefully crafted memoir encapsulates the core of urban sociology.