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Paula Moya


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Associate Professor of English and, by courtesy, of Iberian and Latin American Cultures


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.