Cherríe Moraga

Cherríe Moraga is a writer and cultural activist whose work serves to disrupt the dominant narratives of gender, race, sexuality, feminism, indigeneity, and literature in the U.S. Co-founder of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, Moraga co-edited the highly influential volume “This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color” in 1981. After 20 years as an artist-in-residence in Theater at Stanford University, Moraga was appointed a professor in the English department at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2018, where, with her artistic partner Celia Herrera Rodríguez, she instituted Las Maestras Center for Xicana Indigenous Thought and Art Practice. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Playwriting Fellowship Award and a United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship for Literature. Her newest book is a memoir, “Native Country of the Heart.”

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2019 - Resurrection: Reclaiming the Stories That Make Us Whole2017 - Radical Hope: Staying Sane, Awake, and Engaged in Dangerous Times