Biography

Paula M. L. Moya is Associate Professor at Stanford University. Her publications include essays on race and ethnicity, feminist theory, multicultural pedagogy, and Latina/o and Chicana/o literature and identity. She is the author of Learning from Experience: Minority Identities, Multicultural Struggles (UC Press 2002) and the co-editor, with Hazel Rose Markus, of Doing Race: 21 Essays for the 21st Century (W.W. Norton 2010) and, with Michael Hames-García, of Reclaiming Identity: Realist Theory and the Predicament of Postmodernism (UC Press 2000). She also co-edited with Linda Martín Alcoff, Michael Hames-García and Satya Mohanty a collection of essays entitled Identity Politics Reconsidered (Palgrave 2006). Her current book project is a scholarly study of literature written by women of color in the last three decades of the 20th century.

Professor Moya is a founding organizer and coordinating team member of The Future of Minority Studies research project (FMS), an inter-institutional, interdisciplinary, and multigenerational research project facilitating focused and productive discussions about the democratizing role of minority identity and participation in a multicultural society. At Stanford, she has been the faculty coordinator or co-coordinator of several faculty-graduate student research networks sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center and the Research Institute for the Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. They include Feminist Theory (2007-08, 2002-03), Americanity/Coloniality/Modernity (2006-07), and How Do Identities Matter? (2003-06).

In 2000-01, Professor Moya received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, and in 2001-02 a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities. She served as Vice Chair of the English Department from 2005-2008, as Director of the Undergraduate Program of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), and Chair of the Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CSRE) major from 2002-2005, and was a Stanford Fellow from 2003-05.

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