Cherrie Moraga

Cherríe Moraga

Cherrie Moraga is a co-editor of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, republished in a new edition by SUNY Press in 2015. In August 2017, Moraga premiered her latest play The Mathematics of Love at Brava Theater Center. The Mathematics of Love emerged through many years of development (off and on the page).  The play grew to be a theatrical conversation with her forthcoming literary memoir, The Native Country of a Heart – A Geography of Desire, to be published by Farrar, Strauss & Giroux. Mathematics is Moraga’s fifth world premiere at Brava, spanning over twenty-five years of association. Those other works include: Shadow of a Man, Heroes and Saints, Watsonville: Some Place Not Here, and New Fire: To Put Things Right Again.

As a political and literary essayist, Moraga has published several collections of writings, including A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness -- Writings 2000-2010.  Moraga is the recipient of the United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship for Literature, the American Studies Association Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Lambda Foundation’s “Pioneer” award, among many other honors.

For nearly twenty years Moraga has served as an Artist in Residence in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies and in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University.  She has mentored a full generation of now published writers and playwrights who credit Moraga as one of their most influential teachers. This fall, she will assume a professorship at the University of California, Santa Barbara to establish Las Maestras Center for Chicana Indigenous Thought and Art Practice, with visual artist, Celia Herrera Rodríguez. 

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