Paula Moya

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1998
M.A., Cornell University, 1995
B.A., University of Houston, 1991
At Stanford Since: 
1996

About

PAULA M. L. MOYA, is Associate Professor of English and, by courtesy, of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, and Director of the Program in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University.

Moya’s teaching and research focus on twentieth-century and early twenty-first century literary studies, feminist theory, critical and narrative theories, American cultural studies, interdisciplinary approaches to race and ethnicity, and Chicano/a and U.S. Latina/o studies.

Moya is the author of Learning From Experience: Minority Identities, Multicultural Struggles (UC Press 2002) and has co-edited three collections of original essays, Doing Race: 21 Essays for the 21st Century (W.W. Norton, Inc. 2010), Identity Politics Reconsidered (Palgrave 2006) and Reclaiming Identity: Realist Theory and the Predicament of Postmodernism (UC Press 2000).

She is a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, a Ford Foundation postdoctoral fellowship, the Outstanding Chicana/o Faculty Member award, a Brown Faculty fellowship, and a Clayman Institute fellowship.

She is currently at work on a manuscript entitled: The Social Imperative: Race and (Close) Reading in Contemporary Literary Criticism.